When Wood is Good! Episode #1
Green, sustainable, efficient and cost effective. When CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) structures are well thought out and pre-planned during the design stage they can easily live up to all of the hype.
The key to successful projects is in understanding the material (organic) and to anticipate it's unique characteristics by developing sequences, details and procedures in a colloborative environment during the design phase.
Here is a video showing a successful example of a standard "off the shelf" glazing detail that was incorporated into the design of a tall wood building.
Watch for future episodes of "When Wood is Good" as we explore the benefits of working with massive timbers, cross laminated timber, glu-lam and other engineered wood as well as log and timber.