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The U.S. Forest Service achieved several goals by using mass timber to build their new Forest Supervisor’s office in north-central Idaho. The beautiful yet practical and economical building blends well into the small rural community while the use of mass timber showcases wood as an example of the important work the Forest Service does. In fact, the new structure was one of the agency’s first applications of CLT. Prefabricated mass timber components were installed quickly by the six-person framing team, saving a month in construction time and allowing crews to complete the building shell before winter. The post-and-beam glulam structure is topped by a CLT roof; they even used CLT to form the elevator shaft. Overall, the project demonstrated that mass timber could be used to efficiently build a beautiful, sustainable structure in a remote location with a reasonable budget.
See the WoodWorks Case Study on the Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Service Supervisor's Office.
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