Wood is structurally very strong

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Wood is very strong. A comparison with steel and concrete shows that structural timber has a strength to weight ratio 20 per cent higher than structural steel and four to five times higher than non reinforced concrete in compression.

Reference: Forests and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation (undated) Build in Timber. Available at www.woodsolutions.com.au/Why-Wood/product-performance-strength?id=95038

Introducing Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)

Cross Laminate Timber has gained traction since 2000 as an emerging building material. This video provides thoughts and commentary from technical experts, manufacturers, architects and leaders in the building community regarding their experience with CLT.

This video provides thoughts and commentary from technical experts, manufacturers, architects and leaders in the building community regarding their experience with CLT.