Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) is relatively new to the North American market. It is made by alternating laminations in two directions which gives it the ability to span in two directions with the face laminations dictating the higher capacity direction.
CLT has many of the advantages and features of Glulam, including:
⦁ thermal performance
⦁ environmental sustainability
⦁ fire resistance
⦁ seismic capacity
⦁ fast installation.
CLT can be modeled and CNC-framed the same as Glulam.
Douglas Fir, Spruce Pine
Depth: 4 1/8” (3ply) to 12 3/8” (9ply)
Width: 10’ , 12’ length ; up to 60’ (18.28m)
to the standards of ANSI/APA PRG320
CLT is primarily used for roof and floor slabs but is also an excellent performer for shear walls, partition walls, and parapets.
ANSI/APA PRG 320