One of the key reasons for CLT being popular in the education sector is because the efficiency and speed of CLT construction allowed schools to be built much more quickly, reducing disruptions to students and teachers. In the UK, the construction industry began to notice that not only could these projects be constructed faster but they were also no more expensive than those using traditional materials.
As a prefabricated offsite solution, CLT is factory manufactured to exceptional levels of accuracy, ensuring minimal defects. This improves procurement, construction and project delivery timescales as well as reducing costs, saving money and maximising efficiency on all levels. It is fast becoming the material of choice for specifiers due to its inherent structural qualities that include speed of construction as well as airtightness and carbon sequestration but most importantly, its effect on internal environments when left exposed. Not to mention the improved well-being of students who occupy the learning spaces on a daily basis.
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