Cross-laminated timber: an introduction
In This Series
- Assessment of the durability and engineering properties of lesser-known hardwood timber species for use in marine and freshwater construction
- Avoiding landfill through effective wood waste disposal and a shift in product focus
- Bracing for non-domestic timber trussed rafter roofs
- Environmentally responsible construction: Community wood recycling
- GD 5 How to calculate deformations in timber structures using Eurocodes
This introductory guide to cross-laminated timber (CLT) for architects, building designers and their clients has been prepared by architect Hugh Strange and BM TRADA, in consultation with other TRADA members leading the field in CLT design, manufacture and construction - including Waugh Thistleton, Arup, Ramboll, B&K, Eurban, KLH and Stora Enso.
It explains what CLT is, how it is made, sustainability, key structural aspects and other properties, visual aspects, uses and how it compares to alternative materials.
Highly illustrated with photos and examples, the publication (in pdf format) demonstrates the versatility of CLT as a sustainable, engineered timber solution and will assist designers and their clients in decision-making.
This introductory guide will be followed by an extended publication on CLT, to be published in 2016.
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