Cross-Laminated Timber In The U.S.: Potential Adopter Perceptions

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is an innovative structural system based on the use of large-format, multi-layered panels made from solid wood boards glued together alternating the direction of their fibers. This cross-laminated configuration improves rigidity, dimensional stability, and mechanical properties of the panels, which can be used for many applications such as walls, floors, and roofs. Since its introduction, more than 20 years ago, CLT has been successful in Europe, and has made inroads in the Australian and Canadian markets. In the United States the adoption of the system is still in its early stages. In order to better evaluate the market potential for CLT in the U.S., this project aimed at assessing the level of awareness…

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