Cross Laminated Timber in British Columbia Case Study

British Columbia is renowned internationally for the quality and innovative use of wood in architecture. From the earliest First Nations longhouse to the Richmond Speed Skating Oval, woodbased construction has been a widely used structural approach. Developed in Europe, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has increasingly become a strong and durable option for the design of buildings across North America with a number of buildings in B.C. CLT panels are created with similar steps as other engineered wood products. The panels are formed by stacking together successive perpendicular adhesive-backed layers of wood.