Interesting Article on NLT from treehugger.com

We were delighted to read Lloyd Alter’s article on Proscenium’s use of old construction tech on the MEC Head Office.

Check it out here:

http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/old-construction-tech-new-again-mountain-equipment-co-ops-vancouver-hq.html

“Whats new is what’s old. Proscenium Architecture, working with engineers Fast + Epp, are using technology that much of west coast industrial and commercial buildings were built with for 150 years.

Mill decking, now known as Nail Laminated Timber (NLT), is not nearly as sexy as CLT; it’s basically just banging lumber together, but it is well known to engineers and building inspectors, can be done by anyone, and not limited to the one or two suppliers of CLT.

The MEC building is the biggest example of a new wave of old tech that we will be seeing a lot more of.”

Interior stair

 

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