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Walmart invests in mass timber maker Structurlam

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Canadian mass timber manufacturer and cross-laminated timber (CLT) pioneer Structurlam will invest $90 million into its first U.S. production facility in Arkansas. Around 130 new jobs will be created.   “The mid-rise commercial and residential building industry is experiencing a revolution brought on by the rise of mass timber building solutions,” Hardy Wentzel, chief executive officer of Structurlam said in …

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GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

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Introduction The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry was designed as an exemplar of sustainability in design, construction and choice of materials, and one which would be carbon neutral over its 25 year lifetime. It has achieved these aims since completion, gaining the highest levels of sustainable building certification – BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum awards. To achieve …

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CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber) Mats 101

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CLT, or Cross-Laminated Timber, is the basis of construction for Sterling’s TerraLam CLT mat. Used to build temporary access roads as part of a site access or ground protection plan, these innovative mats have quickly gained acceptance into the site access industry. TerraLam CLT mats have been adopted on major power transmission and oil & gas projects throughout the United …

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Catholic Cathedral College embraces timber construction

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Nearly at the halfway point of construction, Catholic Cathedral College’s new $5.6 million office, administration and classroom building will be constructed using industry leading resilient and sustainable systems, with timber at its core. Cross Laminated Timber, known as CLT, forms the three-storey building’s structural framework and this is just the beginning. Catholic Cathedral College founded in 1987 but its origins go …