The use of mass timber products is becoming the new innovative alternative in premanufactured buildings for many construction professionals. Mass timber is becoming a popular choice for building multifamily structures, commercial offices, and public buildings. Mass timber products include cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber (NLT), dowel-laminated timber (DLT), glue-laminated timber (glulam or GLT), and some types of structural composite lumber (SCL). Mass timber provides many environmental benefits, including an alternative to fossil fuel intensive materials and the reduction of the carbon footprint, while using a more sustainable material. Some studies even show that the use of exposed wood products have been known to increase occupants well being by improving a buildings biophilic qualities.
- 5 Mass Timber Buildings
- Over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of timber