Strong. Sustainable. Beautiful.
At Katerra, we are committed to ensuring that Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) will become the backbone for future generations of high-performance, low carbon buildings. With Katerra’s first CLT factory now in production, the transformation is just beginning.
Katerra CLT is available for Katerra-built as well as third-party projects. Reach out to CLT@katerra.com for additional information.
Cross-Laminated Timber is a pre-fabricated, engineered wood building material with unique and often superior building, aesthetic, environmental, and cost attributes. CLT wood panels are made by pressing perpendicular layers of lumber together with a layer of formaldehyde-free adhesive. The fusion of orthogonal wood layers is what gives CLT biaxial strength, durability, and stability. CLT can serve as a system-based approach for floors, walls, and roofs to form a high-performance, sustainable, and beautiful mass timber building of virtually any type.
As part of our sustainability commitment, all lamstock will be PEFC-certified. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international, non-profit, and non-governmental organization that promotes sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.
By integrating traditionally fragmented steps in the design-build process, Katerra’s end-to-end model offers a unique value proposition: a fully integrated building partner with robust technology systems. Add the buying power of Katerra’s materials sourcing and procurement services, it further eliminates the need for distributors and brokers, accelerating delivery time while reducing costs.
Katerra is currently offering clients two avenues for partnership:
Our technology-first approach begins with our raw materials: we will deploy advanced geometric and biometric scanning of lamstock and high capacity sorting to efficiently and economically utilize lamstock. We will use advanced panel algorithms for layup and scanning technology to assess the aesthetic attributes of each board including knot sizes, pith and wane. These innovations will result in a consistent, high-quality product.
Katerra is developing an entire line of CLT-related products for manufacture. Each Katerra CLT product includes a variety of thicknesses and layer combinations (layups) resulting in a catalog of sizes. End users may select the layup that best meets the building product-specific structural, fire, acoustics, and environmental performance requirements.
Katerra offers 11 different layup configurations to give our customers design flexibility to meet their specific needs.
Katerra offers three, five, seven, and nine-ply layups with various thicknesses reaching up to 12.4 inches. In plan dimension, Katerra will press 10 ft. or 12 ft. nominal by 60 ft. long master panels on each press cycle. Each master panel will be subdivided into individual panel elements by a CNC machine to meet each project’s specific needs.
Katerra partners with select glulam manufacturers to supply our customers with fully fabricated timber solutions.