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.
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.
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.