Cross Laminated Timber from Ground Up!
Join us as Valerie Johnson, President of Riddle, Oregon based D.R. Johnson walks us through the basics of Cross Laminated Timber (“CLT”), including aesthetic and structural features; manufacturing process; entry into the US market; exciting new projects where it is being used; and the future of this sustainable product.
D.R. Johnson is the first U.S. manufacturer of cross-laminated timber to be certified under a new standard approved last year by the American National Standards Association. CLT is a mass timber product used as an alternative to commonly used building materials like steel, masonry or concrete. It is an engineered wood panel typically consisting of three, five, or seven layers of dimension lumber oriented at right angles to one another and then glued to form structural panels with exceptional strength, dimensional stability, and rigidity. Because of CLT’s structural properties and dimensional stability, this mass timber product is well suit-ed to floors, walls and roofs used in mid-rise construction. The wall and floor panels may be left exposed in the interior, which provides additional aesthetic attributes. These panels are components of a construction system commonly referred to as “mass timber construction,” a revival of building taller buildings with wood, greatly reducing the carbon footprint of the project.
CLT has been called the future – come learn more!
Cost: $35 for members, $40 for non-members, (Includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages)