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January 5, 2017

12-story building in Portland will be first big test for cross-laminated timber in U.S.

  • CLT still has hurdles to overcome, and not all builders are sold on it.
  • By GILLIAN FLACCUS and PHUONG LE
    Associated Press

    Image courtesy of Lever Architecture [enlarge]
    Framework, a 12-story building in Portland designed by Lever Architecture, is in line to be the tallest all-wood building in North America.

    RIDDLE, Ore. — John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over a massive panel of wood.


     
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