New Leadership

SmartLam Expands in an Uncertain Time for Most Inquiries: [email protected] While other major companies falter amidst uncertainty in lumber and the construction industry following a strange year across these industries, SmartLam North America is growing. SLNA has always been a company full of innovators, with the best and brightest in every aspect of the mass timber industry on their team, from engineering to technology to production to their leadership team.SmartLam has grown that leadership team with the newly appointed CEO and SVP...

Lost Rabbit Case Study

QUICK FACTS + First CLT building in Mississippi + Mixed use building + Phase 1 was concrete  + All future phases will be CLT  Recently, our team discussed the Condominiums at Lost Rabbit with Todd Everett, the building's developer and owner. Todd had nothing but great comments about SmartLam and our Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), read on to see what he had to say in our interview.  Overall impression of CLT:  Prior to this project we had no understanding of the benefits of CLT. This product greatly impressed...

CLT Elevator Shafts

Many of us use elevators every day. And while they may be mundane and taken for granted, for a developer, an architect, or a builder they are neither. An elevator shaft is a critical part of any multi-story building. Not only is it an essential means of vertical conveyance within the building itself, it often serves as a structural backbone and connection point for many of the key structural elements of the building. Elevator shafts are often one of the first...

Norweigan Stave Churches

QUICK FACTS +  Built from the Viking Era (793-1066ad) through roughly 1350 AD +  Notre Dame was finished in 1345 +  Most are 800+ years old +  Norwegian tree prepartion is credited for the longevity  One of the most frequent comments we get in the Mass Timber industry from people just learning about it is “Isn’t a concrete building stronger? Surely wood doesn’t last that long!” Well we are starting a new blog series on some of the oldest wood building still standing, starting today with Stave...