CLT keeps build­ing process on track!

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

In Ta­coma, the na­tion’s first train sta­tion us­ing CLT is near­ing com­ple­tion. The new Am­trak sta­tion, built by Garco and sched­uled to open this fall, is part of the $149.9m Point De­fi­ance By­pass high-speed rail project, which will reroute pas­sen­ger train traf­fic through DuPont, Lake­wood and Ta­coma, cre­at­ing a faster travel route. The CLT, pro­vided by SmartLam, will be used as a struc­tural roof deck. It will be ex­posed on the un­der­side (a 20-foot ceil­ing) and sup­ported by ex­posed Dou­glas fir glu­lam (glued lam­i­nated tim­ber) beams. Ac­cord­ing to SmartLam, CLT was cho­sen for the project be­cause of its in­creased speed of in­stal­la­tion, vis­ual aes­thetic and com­pet­i­tive pric­ing com­pared to other meth­ods of con­struc­tion.

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