CrossLam panels assembled despite freezing Canadian temperatures
February 8, 2017•News
Despite freezing Canadian temperatures and blowing winds, work on a unique project involving Structurlam’s Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) CrossLam panels carries on in Southern Manitoba.
Working outside in -36 degrees, the team from Design Built worked to assembling the Lot 5 Modern Farmhouse. The project is being constructed with 100% Structurlam CrossLam, built on a slab on grade foundation. A larger capacity crane was on site to help with the installation of the CLT floor-plate, as well as the cathedral ceiling panels.
After 2.5 days of raising the CLT panels. We used a smaller back hoe for the first three days of install. We’ll take a couple days to get everything true and take on some of the standard stick framed interior walls. Then we’ll bring a larger capacity crane out for installing the CLT floor-plate and the cathedral ceiling panels. So far we are all pretty convinced by this new approach and the opportunities that come with it. #design_built #clt #gimli #manitobaarchitecture #homebuilder #winnipeg #cottage #modernbuilder #architecture #designeverything #designersthatbuild
After only two and a half days of assembly, the team was able to keep the direction of the laminations running vertical on the exposed interior walls. The panels on the first floor were assembled despite the cold, giving crews the chance to move upwards into the next phase of paneling.
The team from Design Built spoke highly of the strength of Structurlam’s products, as well as how efficiently the first two days of assembly went. Frigid temperatures didn’t stand in the way of the early stages of this project going up quickly and efficiently thanks to Structurlam’s prefabricated material.
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Another shot of the CLT after 2.5 days of assembly. We pocketed in some LVL’s over some of the larger window spans so that we could keep the direction of the laminations running consistently vertical on the exposed interior. The product has a strength axis that would have easily allowed these spans without the LVLs if we would have allowed the grain in these conditions to be horizontal. #design_built #designersthatbuild #designeverything #clt #gimli #cottage #architecture #homebuilder #architecture