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FPS members publish CLT studies

Wednesday, August 28, 2019  
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Perceptions, Awareness and Participation: Sawmills and the CLT Market in the South
By Charles B. Gale, Richard Vlosky, Mason T. LeBlanc, and Rajan Parajui
The Forestry Source
Mass timber has been produced and used in many forms over the past decade. Examples are glulam beams, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), and parallel strand lumber (PSL). More recently, new entrants have been developed and are being adopted in the North American engineered-wood family of products: Cross-laminated timbers (CLTs), nail-laminated timbers (NLTs), dowel-laminated timbers (DLTs), and mass plywood panels (MPPs) have experienced years of product testing and manufacturing learning curves, yet so far have gained limited market space. READ MORE

Case Study: Encouraging Results. Building Industry Receptive to Cross-Laminated Timber but More Education Needed to Boost CLT Awareness in Wood Products Sector
By Richard Vlosky, Rajan Parajui, Frederik Lakeicke, and Mason T. LeBlanc
Forest Landowner
As chronicled in the May/June issue of Forest Landowner magazine ("CLT Gains Momentum"), mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) are becoming widely prevalent in the design and construction sector.

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