Through all the history, architects have always been faced with two fundamental problems: how can existing materials be used in innovative technologies and what new materials can contribute to building.
At the end of the 70s of the XX century, a technology for the production of wooden structures, known as cross-laminated wood, was invented. Some years ago that the mass production of cross-laminated panels (CLP) began in Europe, which has become a thriving industry, with an affordable clt panels price and annual production of up to 500,000 cubic meters and more.
What are cross-laminated panels?
CLPs resemble arrays of plywood boards. For the production of the panel, boards 11 centimeters wide are used, which are laid in several layers on top of each other, and each next row lies across the previous one, followed by squeezing under pressure.
This technology allows the production of a durable biaxial panel that can be utilized instead of concrete floors and walls, thanks to innovative fixing technologies. At the same time, such wooden panels made by Rezult are less flammable: the pressed material ignites with difficulty, and if it starts to burn, then not all at the same time, but slowly, layer by layer.
Another advantage of a wooden house is ecology:
- The tree in the process of life takes carbon dioxide from the air and can retain it after sawing.
- One cubic meter of CLP holds up to one ton of it.
The most successful examples of the use of CLP are already built wooden high-rise buildings in Europe, 12-story buildings under construction in the USA, and a 30-story skyscraper in Vancouver (Canada).
If this technology continues to show that it significantly speeds up assembly times, eliminates the labor shortage in construction, and reduces carbon emissions, it will prove to be a serious player in the green building market.