[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the past 10 years, there has been a growing interest in tall buildings constructed from mass timber materials with dozens of timber buildings above eight stories tall being constructed around the world. In January 2019, the International Code Council (ICC) approved a set of proposals to allow tall wood buildings as part of the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). The new code allows for the use of mass timber materials for up to 18 stories for business and residential buildings. SmartLam NA Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is industry certified and is a product of choice for mass timber construction.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_column_text]
SmartLam NA uses Douglas-Fir, Western Larch, Engelman Spruce, Sitka Spruce, White Spruce, Lodgepole Pine, Western Hemlock, Nobel Fir, Red Fir, Grand Fir, Silver Fir, White FirDouglas Fir, Western Larch, Shortleaf Pine, Longleaf Pine, Slash Pine, Loblolly Pine & SPF Grade 2 and Better.
The boards are kiln dried to a moisture content of 12% +/- 3%. Proper moisture content provides for proper adhesion and prevents dimensional variations and surface cracking.
According to the strength and final visual quality, defects such as large knots and resin or bark pockets are removed.
The boards are trimmed and finger-jointed to obtain the desired lengths and quality of lumber. SmartLam can produce solid wood panels up to 41’ long. Our new plant will be capable of producing panels 12′ wide and 64′ long.
Panels are assembled by placing the finger-jointed boards side-by-side (to achieve the desired length & width) to form solid wood layers. Each succeeding layer is laid perpendicular to the preceding layer.[/vc_column_text]
In the early 2000’s construction with CLT increased dramatically in Europe, driven by the green building movement as well as code changes and improved marketing and distribution channels. There are hundreds of impressive buildings built around the world using CLT that show the many advantages this product can offer to the construction sector. In North America, CLT is relatively new but is quickly gaining momentum. SmartLam was the first Cross Laminated Timber manufacturer in the United States.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”7082″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column]