SOTRAMONT BRINGS CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER (CLT) TO MONTREAL
Tod is seeking to differentiate itself from the other condominium projects currently underway or planned in the area to become Montreal’s most innovative project. Sotramont is planning to use a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure for the Tod Condos project. Designed in Europe, this engineered product has become increasingly popular in many countries through its use in residential applications. It is in fact a new application of the oldest technology to tall buildings, using solid wood, but with the new cross-lamination technology. Due to their massiveness, the panels offer additional advantages, such as good thermal and acoustic insulation and a fire rating that is as good as concrete and better than steel.
CLT consists of an assembly of black spruce from sustainably-managed forests. It supports the environmentally-sound development of a local industry by transforming a raw material that is the only renewable material when compared to concrete or steel. Compared to other construction methods, the manufacturing of CLT products consumes little energy. It contributes to sustainable carbon storage and therefore to the reduction of the greenhouse effect.
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