Cross-Laminated Timber in British Columbia

British Columbia is renowned internationally for the quality and innovative use of wood in architecture. From the earliest First Nations longhouse to the Richmond Speed Skating Oval, wood-based construction has been a widely used structural approach. The impetus to use wood in a wider variety of building projects has gained momentum in recent years. Now, a European-developed engineered wood product called cross-laminated timber (CLT) has become a viable building material option.

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