When one thinks about a tall, durable buildings, often thoughts of steel and concrete come to mind. Even with graphine laced concrete, one should consider how material design and engineering has advanced significantly over the past thirty years. CLT (cross-laminated timber) (otherwise known as glulam) is proving to be quite strong and lightwieght compared to traditional steel and concrete.
Construction’s Graphene Revolution Has (Finally) Begun
From super-strength concrete to fortified infrastructure, this is what the ‘wonder material for the 21st century’ is now bringing to construction.
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What is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)?
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a structural material that can be cheaper, faster, quieter and potentially more sustainable than concrete and steel.
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The World’s Largest Timber Building
How the world’s largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) building was constructed in London’s Dalston Lane.
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Why Finland is Building a Wood City
This new district of Helsinki is being made almost entirely from timber, quite literally taking wooden construction in Finland’s capital to new heights.
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When Trees Meet Buildings
Architects, engineers and developers are creating increasingly greener structures - and doing it in a more literal way than ever before.