Where is mass timber construction being used right now?
Mass timber construction is already being used across North America! In 2017, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, completed a 19-story student housing building using CLT (cross-laminated timber) and Henkel adhesives. In addition, leading companies like Walmart and Structurlam, a leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, have announced that they have teamed up to utilize mass timber construction to build Walmart’s new headquarters campus in Arkansas.
I believe that projects such as this will help drive greater adoption of sustainable timber construction. A recent study, The Marshall Effect, concluded that if mass timber construction continues to grow as it has, the building industry can expect a negative carbon dioxide impact by 2034 – with mass timber projects offsetting concrete and steel.
What does it mean to be ambassadors of sustainability?
Henkel is committed to supporting the construction industry’s ecologically sustainable innovations. Every day, we’re helping create net-zero carbon dioxide buildings. We’re at the forefront of green construction that is better for the planet. We’re creating adhesives that help change the world.
1 Wood, Well-being and Performance: The Human and Organizational Benefits of Wood buildings, Graham Lowe Ph.D. 2020
About the author
With a background in construction, design and engineering, Chris Whelan, Director of Business Development, offers a unique perspective and depth of experience providing adhesive solutions to the engineered wood market in North America. A 25-year veteran with Henkel, Chris is an active member on industry committees with ASTM International (formerly American Society for Testing & Materials), American National Standards Institute and Canadian Standards Association. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn!