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Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) gaining interest in China

Lance Tao

By Lance Tao

Director of Communications, Canada Wood Shanghai

September 2, 2014

CLT demonstration house

CLT demonstration house

Cross Laminated Timber is getting some level of interest from local builders in China. A local WFC builder, Hebei QianAn, has just launched a manufacturing line in Hebei to produce CLT from Grade 2 and better SPF lumber. The company has also built China’s first CLT demo house using locally made CLT. It’s been also partially used in resort home projects in Tangshan and other tourism areas in Hebei province.

CLT demonstration house

CLT demonstration house

Although CLT is not supported by Chinese local building code, some builders have already shown some interests in the potential applications of this new building material.