BUILDING WITH CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER

CRIBE Invests in the Future of Ontario’s Solid Wood Industry

Partners: Laurentian University

Project Location: Sudbury, ON

Benefits: Development of innovative structural techniques, including strength testing and connections, using wood.

DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE BUILDING SOLUTIONS

This investment will be used to fund the cost of designing and building the library wing of a demonstration building at Laurentian’s new School of Architecture. The building will showcase the use of solid wood and cross-laminated timber. This is the first building of its kind in Ontario.

Testing will also be done to determine where wood can be used in different types of structures and it will promote Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) credits based on carbon sequestration and other renewable materials.