CLT panel fails during construction of $80M university building

From NCMA's eNews
March 29, 2018

A cross-laminated timber (CLT) panel being used in the construction of a subfloor for the new College of Forestry building at Oregon State University (OSU) failed and collapsed earlier this month, according to the Corvallis Gazette-Times. The 4- by 20-foot panel was manufactured using five layers of 2- by 6-foot boards glued together at right angles and fell after becoming delaminated at one end. No one was injured. An engineer will be hired by OSU to determine the cause of the collapse, and there are no plans to change construction materials. This is the latest setback for the building, whose budget has increased from $60 million to nearly $80 million, and is behind schedule. Read more.