Cross-laminated timber (“CLT”) is a leading building technology that has been employed by European developers for decades, but the product’s use in the United States only recently took hold after its adoption by the 2015 International Building Code. A type of structural timber product composed of dimensional timber layers bonded together with structural adhesives, CLT can have the structural integrity of steel, and its use can reduce construction schedules by as much as half. In my latest article for the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, I look at several steps the owner of a project should consider before starting any project utilizing innovative and developing technologies like CLT.   Read the full article here.

Originally published as “Thinking of building with CLT? Here are some things to consider before starting” on October 4, 2018, by the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.