Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Cross-laminated timber (“CLT”) is a large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panel used in building construction. CLT panels are formed by stacking and gluing together successive perpendicular layers of wood. The layered stacks are then pressed in large hydraulic or vacuum presses to form an interlocked panel.
CLT is fast and easy to install, generating almost no waste onsite. CLT is known to be lightweight yet very strong, with relatively superior acoustic, fire, seismic, and thermal performance compared to traditional wood-framed buildings. CLT is commonly used for long spans in walls, floors, and roofs, used as an alternative to conventional materials like concrete, masonry, or steel, especially in multi-family and commercial construction.