28 Nov '14, 9pm

Report shows using CLT in a 10-story building could save 4% on building costs

Other factors contributing to savings included the ability to use a less skilled workforce, while the analysts considered the potential need for temporary protection of the structural materials as a mark against CLT’s affordability. “Because there is little local experience with this construction system,
 CLT construction is estimated at a cost premium until competency and familiarity 
is established,” the authors note, adding that the 4% savings is conservative because of unknowns. They also suggest that costs will come down even more if the materials sees market uptake in the region.

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