A Coming Revolution in the Forest Products Industry
Architects, structural engineers, and other construction industry professionals, along with environmental activists, are expecting cross-laminated timber (CLT) to become a viable “go to” building material in the near future—even for skyscraper-sized projects. If even moderate projections come to pass, the impacts on the forest products industry are likely to be revolutionary, equally impacting product sourcing, harvest availability and techniques, milling, the industry workforce, and the secondary processing of wood as the demand for lumber soars.
By Jack Petree
Many thanks to Craig Rawlings of the Forest Business Network for sharing.