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August 29, 2022

The use of CLT expected to rise in U.S.

The use of CLT expected to rise in U.S.
Developed in Germany and Austria roughly 30 years ago, cross-laminated timber (CLT) has been used in construction across Europe for the past two decades.    Despite key benefits such as being eco-friendly, conduciveness to prefabrication, and myriad potential design applications, U.S. builders have been slow to adopt CLT. One reason might be the higher production costs compared to other forms of timber. Another reason could be the relative novelty of the material. With so few U.S. structures built to date with CLT, many U.S. builders are hesitant to use CLT until they ...

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