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Workshops & Events

Cross Laminated Timber and the Great Plains

CLT and the Great Plains is a professional development seminar that explores the use of cross-laminated timber in architecture. The seminar provides architects, construction professionals and forestry organizations with examples of small to mid-sized architectural projects built from CLT and other engineered lumber products. It will feature the work of architects currently using CLT in the US and will describe challenges of construction code, engineering, and fabrication. It will feature existing and potential supply sources within the Great Plains region and include a report on the influence European methods of small-scale CLT production.

Topics include: 
  • Introduction to Cross Laminated Timber and Mass Timber Design
  • Designing in CLT and Mass Timber Case Study: UMass Amherst Design Building
  • Addressing Common Design Challenges
  • Overview of North America's 1st Dowel Laminated Timber Multi-story Office Building (Des Moines, IA)
  • PLAIN: UNL College of Architecture Multi-discipline Platform for Improving Student Design-Build Education

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Photo of the UNL Campus
South Sioux City recently completed this CLT building utilizing the wood from the community's ash trees.