CrossLam CLT

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)

Cross Laminated Timber (CrossLam® CLT), is a multi-layer mass timber product spanning two directions with precision accuracy resulting in a secure, airtight building solution for any floor, wall, roof, or core. Serving as a significantly lighter replacement for concrete, CrossLam CLT is carbon negative and uses wood exclusively from sustainably managed forests. CrossLam CLT opens the door to a new, ecological way to construct mass timber buildings of the twenty-first century.

After more than 50 years of innovation, we’re proud of the hundreds projects that contain Structurlam’s mass timber components.

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Strengths of the CrossLam® CLT System

Included in the Canadian Supplement to the National Building Code (NBC), CrossLam® CLT is being used in schools, healthcare facilities, public buildings, commercial buildings, and multi-family housing across the country for its durability, reduced carbon footprint, and ready to assemble systems.

One of the biggest benefits of mass timber panels as compared to other types of structures is the ability to prefabricate the entire project. This saves precious time and money on-site because the installation process becomes more efficient.

The Structurlam Advantage

Structurlam is more than a fabricator of the highest quality engineered wood products. We operate at the front lines of innovation in mass timber design, engineering, 3D modeling, and production machining. One of the biggest benefits with a mass timber building as compared to other types of structures is the ability to prefabricate the entire project. This saves precious time and money on-site because the installation process becomes more efficient. Since the 1990s, Structurlam has been leveraging state-of-the-art 3D modelling software to virtually construct each building before it is produced.

Prefabrication: CrossLam® CLT is manufactured with CNC machines in a factory environment where close tolerances and rigorous quality control are easily achieved

Standardized Sizing: Building efficiencies are achieved when the project is designed from the beginning with standard CrossLam® CLT panel sizes

Structural Strength + Stability: The CrossLam® CLT system is structurally comparable to steel and concrete but lighter

Cost Efficiency: Cost efficiencies are achieved through the combination of material and installation costs, and the associated benefits of using a prefabricated system that is structural and architectural

Reduced Construction Time: In comparison to concrete structures, CrossLam® CLT projects are installed in a shorter period of time due to the nature of prefabrication and dry materials

Light Environmental Impact: CrossLam® CLT stores carbon and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions during manufacture. The wood fibre used in CrossLam® CLT is traceable from certified forests to the consumer

Code Acceptance In Canada, CLT is now part of the Supplement to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC)

Standards CrossLam® CLT is certified to meet the requirements of the Standard for Performance-Rated CLT ANSI/APA PRG 320 and the APA Product Report PR-L314

CrossLam® CLT Fabrication

Structurlam’s CrossLam® CLT is fabricated using the latest 3D modelling software. Data is transferred directly to our CNC machines – the most sophisticated milling machinery in North America, allowing us to achieve very tight tolerances. CrossLam® CLT projects begin with your drawings from which we develop a 3D model that is used to design panels and connectors. Our model also allows our experts to identify optimized design alternatives to increase constructability and reduce overall costs. Shop drawings for panels and steel connectors are generated from the 3D model and digital files are sent to our CNC machines for fabrication. Finally, our 3D model is used to develop a material list for efficient purchasing, loading diagrams to optimize freight, and assembly drawings for quick and efficient installation.

CrossLam® CLT Delivery, Storage + Handling

Structurlam has taken every reasonable precaution to protect your CrossLam® CLT during shipment by individually wrapping panels in 100% recyclable plastic. However, when not properly handled and protected, panels are subject to surface marring and damage, water staining, sun damage, and checking. We recommend you follow the guidelines outlined in our CrossLam® CLT Storage and Handling Guide available on our website or through our office.

CrossLam® CLT Installation

Detailed pre-construction planning can help to ensure installation of CrossLam® CLT is easy, safe and efficient. CrossLam® CLT panels can be shipped with lifting hardware installed and ready for quick installation – many erectors install up to 1,400 sq metres per day with a team of 4-6 people

Structurlam was very professional in their conduct on the project and demonstrated a willingness to work with the team, develop detailed models, provide innovative solutions and respond to the needs of the project.

PCL Construction Management
Calgary, AB

Prefabrication

CrossLam® CLT is manufactured with CNC machines in a factory environment where close tolerances and rigorous quality control are easily achieved.

Standardized Sizing

Achieving building efficiencies can be greatly enhanced if the mass timber project is designed from the beginning with standard CrossLam® CLT panel sizes.

Structural Strength + Stability

The CrossLam® CLT system is structurally comparable to steel and concrete but lighter.

Mass timber projects utilizing our Cross Laminated Timber system can have smaller, less expensive foundations, and are ideally suited for poor soil conditions.

Cost Efficiency

Mass timber projects that leverage the CrossLam® CLT system from design to erection are cost-effective alternatives to traditional steel and concrete. By using our CLT system, a compressed construction schedule is realized and overall project costs are reduced.

Reduced Construction Time

In comparison to concrete structures, CrossLam® CLT projects are installed in a shorter period of time due to the nature of prefabrication and dry materials. Mass timber components arrive on-site as a kit of parts, require less storage, and can be shipped for just-in-time scheduling.

CrossLamCLT is carbon negative and uses wood exclusively from sustainably managed forests.

Light Environmental Impact

Life Cycle Assessment studies show that mass timber has a lighter overall environmental footprint than other building materials. CrossLam® CLT stores carbon and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions during manufacture. The wood fibre used in our Cross Laminated Timber is traceable from certified forests to the consumer.

Code Acceptance

In Canada, CLT is now part of the Supplement to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). The CSA-O86 Technical Committee has approved the adoption of CLT in the 2016 Supplement to the CSA-O86.

Standards

CrossLam® CLT is certified to meet the requirements of the Standard for Performance Rated CLT ANSI/APA PRG 320 and the APA Product Report PR-L314C. These standards outline the requirements and test methods for qualification and quality assurance for CLT and are the same across North America.

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