Cross-laminated-timber housing offers "future of low carbon construction"

In London, builders have constructed a 10 storey carbon neutral apartment complex using cross-laminated-timber for a more extensive and sustainable lifespan. The building is 33.8 metres tall and one of the tallest buildings ever constructed using engineered wood.

Key Takeaways:

  • London is experimenting and succeeding with cross-laminated timber building engineering
  • Expectations are that this type of building will increase in popularity due to environmentally friendly practices
  • Architects have calculated that the building is 5 times lighter than if it was built from concrete.

“A lighter core meant that the team could build much higher on the site than had previously been thought viable, given its proximity to a planned route for Crossrail – a new railway line spanning London.”

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