July 21st, 2017
Multi-Family Housing Craze: Cross Laminated Timber for Construction
Multifamily housing properties, these days areopting for Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). Other than being an engineered wood building system, the visual beauty of CLT is highly praised. While initially popular in European countries, CLT is now being considered as one of the most desired construction materials for multifamily housing structures.
Due to its structural integrity, CLT’s strength has even been compared to steel or concrete. If the futuristic planning and maintenance goes well, CLT will exceed any other building material currently available in our nation!
Everyone looks for sound proofing, seismic resilience and fire resistance while browsing multifamily properties. CLT has proved time and again that it is one of the best construction materials to keep residents safe and undisturbed! To top it off, Cross Laminated Timber is made of wood and a non-toxic/non-VOC adhesive, making it extremely environment friendly.
Multifamily properties require proper thermal insulations to avoid any kind of mishap. CLT panels have been tested as excellent insulators which might save additional insulation expenses. Moisture management is another great feature given that it prevents mold growth.
Now you know why Cross Laminated Timber is the upcoming necessity for multifamily housing!