The hybrid structural steel and mass timber GLT (glued laminated timber) building is unique to any development in Edmonton. GLT is an engineered mass timber product offering both structural and soundproofing qualities comparable to concrete. Integral to the structure of the building, exposed wood ceilings are found in all units, resulting in a distinct and aesthetically pleasing design that lends itself well to CX’s modern industrial flair. Produced in well-managed and sustainable regional forests, this unique building material is a natural and uncompromising alternative to concrete.
Advantages of GLT
A standard steel beam uses 6 times more energy to produce than a GLT beam
It takes 3 minutes to replenish the amount of wood used at CX in U.S. & Canadian forests
The carbon captured is equivalent to taking 259 cars off the road for a year
GLT is resistant to chemicals that would usually rot standard timber structures