Cross Laminated Timber

Developed in Europe in the 1990s, CLT technology is slowly gaining a foothold in North America as gains are made in fabrication. Cross laminated timber walls are constructed from small pieces of wood that have been joined together using glues, hardware, or wood joinery.

Large planks of wood can also be used by butting them together into sheets that are then laminated at 90 degrees to each other. Typical panels consist of three, five or seven layers of dimensional boards. Using these methods, panels of almost any size can be created.

Mass Timber Workshop 2019

What is USU Forestry Extension's Role?


  • Darren McAvoy, Extension Sustainability Conference, Portland, Oregon 2016
  • Darren McAvoy, Association of Natural Resource Professionals, Burlington, Vermont, 2016, Green Ribbon Awarded


  • Learn at Lunch Webinar: What is Interconnected Cross Laminated Timber? October 4, 2016
  • Building fly-through at Utah Botanical Center, Kaysville, Utah


  • Utah Forest News, Forest Service Grant Awarded, March 2015