- Written by Amanda Johnson
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings are poised to become a more familiar face in our local communities in the coming year.
In an era where consumers are constantly connected to technology, and a world that’s overwhelmed by the daunting challenge of global warming, the desire to reconnect with tangible, high-quality products is at an all-time high. Commercial building owners and tenants everywhere are seeking the look and feel of old materials — the natural warmth that historic brick and timber buildings provide. Unfortunately, getting that look isn’t always easy unless a building has beautiful bones, is in the right neighborhood, and just waiting to be restored. What if the built environment could offer a reduced carbon footprint, be on the cutting edge of technology and also reflect the “craft” quality of natural materials that we so desire? While not a new method of construction, cross-aminated timber (CLT) buildings are poised to become a more familiar face in our local communities in the coming year.