XLam have been involved in several vertical extension projects, including early involvement in the design to assist with the integration of a CLT/GluLam hybrid solution. The possibilities of vertical extensions on top of existing structures considerably change the realestate landscape, in that we can now build cities upon cities.
Vertical extensions located on existing buildings are made possible by the use of lightweight CLT. Where a vertical extension in concrete may not be possible, CLT offers an alternative solution at 20% the weight of concrete enabling loads to be transferred into the existing columns and foundations.
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