Sterling, one of America’s first and largest providers of cross-laminated timbers, headquartered in Phoenix, Illinois, announced on Monday (4-11-22) that it is entering into the construction market. Sterling’s new business unit, Sterling Structural, will offer its TerraLam® CLT product lines as a scalable, sustainable, and affordable floor/roof solution for buildings that are compatible with a range of structural building materials.
Sterling Structural will provide 3-, 5-, and 7-ply TerraLam CLT panels manufactured with Southern Yellow Pine laminations. TerraLam panels come in lengths up to 18’ and widths up to 8’ and are fabricated to suit a range of projects with repeatable, fixed designs, such as hotels, offices, student housing and many other building types.
Over the past decade, the use of mass timber, of which the most common form is CLT, has increased due to its aesthetic, efficiency, and ecological benefits. With roughly 75 percent of carbon sequestration in slabs of a mass timber building, CLT floor and roof systems are an excellent solution to lowering embodied carbon.
CEO of Sterling, Carter Sterling, said, “We’re thrilled to support the growing adoption of CLT in the construction market, and we’re exceptionally well positioned to make this premium natural material more accessible than it has ever been. Our standardized approach to design, high-speed manufacturing capability and central U.S. location all streamline the process to make mass timber an affordable, sustainable building option.”
“Mass timber, and CLT specifically, is a positive evolution in North American construction,” Sterling added. “As a domestically produced, renewable resource, CLT promises to minimize emissions associated with traditional construction, while supporting local economies and environments.”
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