Cross laminated timber (CLT) panels are an innovative new construction material that has recently become available in Canada–the panels are strong, environmentally friendly, and easy to build with. Last week, David Moses was invited to deliver a workshop on CLT panel design, in cooperation with Wood WORKS! Ontario and co-presenter Mohammad Mohammad of FPInnovations.
MSE is on the cutting edge of this building technology, having recently designed several projects in Ontario, including the first commercial application of CLT in Ontario. Previously, David worked on the design of Austria House for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which was the first CLT building in Canada.
David covered a wide range of topics, including gravity design, fastener and connection design, and product availability. Detailed design examples and calculations were provided. Construction with CLT is a step into the future, and we expect exciting developments in the years ahead, as this product is more widely adopted. Tell us your vision for building in CLT, and we’ll make it happen.