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CLT Milestone in Montana

This 4,863-ft2 (452 m2) mixed-use, urban infill project includes business and retail space on the first floor and a martial arts studio on the second floor. It is the first commercial building project in the US constructed with CLT, and embodies many of the benefits of that material—including speed of installation, environmental and aesthetic benefits of wood and energy efficiency. The structure took just five days to erect and gave the owner a sustainable, energy-efficient building.

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Cross Laminated Timber Makes Its Mark With The Long Hall

It happened so quickly that most design and construction professionals probably missed it. But when the first commercial building project in the U.S. constructed with cross laminated timber (CLT) was completed in 2011, it opened the door to new opportunities for the entire building industry.

The Long Hall in Whitefish, Montana epitomizes many of the benefits of CLT construction—speed of installation, environmental and aesthetic benefits of wood, and energy efficiency. The two-story wood structure took just five days to erect, and gave the owner a sustainable, energy-efficient building.

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