I enjoyed jointly growing and working with SmartLam over the past several years on blast and burn test programs through to a successful project delivery. Consistent energy, expertise, problem solving and product delivery never wanes as they continue to grow and advance the CLT industry…looking forward to the future...”
“Working with SmartLam for our mass timber build was exceptional.”
“SmartLam takes a consistently comprehensive approach to all its work: both in the specific delivery of individual projects and in its engagement of the emerging mass timber industry more broadly. This makes the company an incredibly valuable partner, flexible in its approach and always seeking to optimize cost, schedule, and quality...I would not hesitate to work with SmartLam, its leadership, its excellent engineering staff and its manufacturing team on any development and construction project we undertake. In fact, I’m likely to turn to SmartLam first.”
“After a competitive proposal process, we selected SmartLam to supply the CLT scope for the Poplar Way project. On the front end, their team was extremely helpful in reviewing and solving constructability issues and preparing comprehensive submittal documentation for the city and structural engineer to review. They were also helpful in working through technical challenges to accommodate the design team’s request of a Doug Fir surface (in lieu of Hem Fir) for our 5-ply system. During construction, SmartLam was proactive with our team to sequence and schedule material deliveries for just-in-time installation. The final installed product is amazing, and the project team was glad to have partnered with SmartLam.”
" Prior to this project we had no understanding of the benefits of CLT. This product greatly impressed our Engineers, Architects, and design team, to the extent we are 100% sold on CLT and SmartLam. We felt a certain reluctance since there were no other CLT projects around, but that obstacle was more than overcome during our experience. We are delighted to be the first CLT job in the state of Mississippi."
I would not hesitate to use CLT again. It looks great and saves time. I think on an elevator I would prefer to line the interior with drywall for fire protection. We went through a lot with Washington Labor and Industries. They said they have never seen a wood finished elevator shaft, and they don’t like it. Comment on the speed: With shop drawings, instructions, and hardware, once the panels arrived on site we were able to get them up as fast as we could rig them.