cross laminated timber

Concrete industry group questions cross-laminated timber safety

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Build with Strength, an industry campaign of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, is questioning the use of cross-laminated timber in construction. The group said that wood products can be a questionable building material for several reasons, and that concrete is more fire resistant, provides improved air quality, and is more environmentally responsible.

Chicago Biennial Scores Winning CLT Wood Structure

A cross-laminated timber structure has been built in Chicago, bring that city it's first high profile application of the wood construction material being used in high rise wood building construction. The Chicago Horizon project was designed by Ultramoderne, a Rhode Island architectural group, for a competition, and represents "a quest to create the largest wood roof possible."