CrossLam panels assembled despite freezing Canadian temperatures


February 8, 2017News

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 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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