Low Carbon Breakfast

10 October 2017

Integral Engineering Design hosted another successful low carbon breakfast presenting, with Hewitt Studios, on the topic of whether cross laminated timber (CLT) has matured enough to be a viable alternative to concrete and steel.

Kim Collins from Integral and Paul Younger from Hewitt Studios both gave informative talks. Kim explained the principles of CLT along with pros and cons and how to integrate it into the design from the start of the project – view the presentation here and notes to support it here. Paul, used a number of Hewitt Studios projects as case studies to show how CLT formed an integral part of the design concept along with lessons learnt along the way. Both speakers demonstrated that CLT is an established and proven alternative to steel and concrete.