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Webinar: More with Less: An Overview of the First CLT Hotel in the U.S.

A free webinar, More with Less: An Overview of the First CLT Hotel in the U.S., from the WoodWorks Wood Products Council will take place on August 9th 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central time. The availability of cross laminated timber (CLT) in the U.S. is causing some designers to rethink traditional construction practices—and one progressive development company is helping to lead that charge.

The four-story, 92-unit Candlewood Suites’ walls, floors, ceilings, and stair and elevator shafts required 1606 cubic meters of CLT and 34 cubic meters of glulam supplied by Nordic Structures in Quebec. (Photo courtesy Nordic Structures)

The four-story, 92-unit Candlewood Suites’ walls, floors, ceilings, and stair and elevator shafts required 1606 cubic meters of CLT and 34 cubic meters of glulam supplied by Nordic Structures in Quebec. (Photo courtesy Nordic Structures)

For the recently completed Candlewood Suites Hotel on the Army Installation at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Lendlease explored the use of CLT for improved construction efficiency, enhanced  performance, and blast resistance. The four-story, 62,688-sf project utilized CLT for nearly all floor, roof and wall framing, making it the first  mass timber hotel in the country.

A construction crew member installs one of 1,200 prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels that make up the 92-room Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. Lendlease acted as the general contractor, developer, and owner of the project. (Photo courtesy Lendlease)

A construction crew member installs one of 1,200 prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels that make up the 92-room Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. Lendlease acted as the general contractor, developer, and owner of the project. (Photo courtesy Lendlease)

This presentation will review the economic, environmental and social benefits realized through the use of CLT on this project, and address CLT’s viability as a market changing technology. Lessons learned during the design and construction processes will be discussed, as will some of the perceived hurdles and associated solutions related to using CLT as a whole building system. Jeff Morrow, Program Manager for Lendlease, will be presenting in this webinar.

Candlewood Suites Hotel constructed with CLT looks like a regular building from the outside. (Photo courtesy IHG Army Hotels)

Candlewood Suites Hotel constructed with CLT looks like a regular building from the outside. (Photo courtesy IHG Army Hotels)

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