Tag Archives: CLT

Collapse at Oregon State project trouble for CLT industry

December 31, 2018

NCMA eNewsDecember 27, 2018 The new Peavy Hall at Oregon State University was supposed to symbolize the rebirth of the state's timber industry by showcasing its signature innovation: cross-laminated timber. But the general contractor saw significant risks in using an untested CLT manufacturer, and wanted financial cover. School officials, instead, moved forward with a new…
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OP-ED: Is cross-laminated timber safe?

August 31, 2018

NCMA eNews August 30, 2018 A recent op-ed asks the question ‘Is cross-laminated timber safe?”. Written by Paul Hargest, president of the Canadian Concrete Masonry Products Association, this piece points out recent issues with cross-laminated timber (CLT) used on projects, as well as ongoing questions with this new material and concerns over lack of research.…
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Collapse at Oregon State project trouble for CLT industry

August 24, 2018

From NCMA eNews August 16, 2018 The new Peavy Hall at Oregon State University was envisioned to make a statement about the wood industry’s signature innovation - cross-laminated timber (CLT). The project, however, has experienced a series of problems highlighting the risks of getting caught up in the enthusiasm of the next best thing. In…
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