When’s the last time you saw a parking garage that featured wood as a primary construction material? Thanks to advances in technology and research, it may be coming to a facility near you.
Engineered wood is strong, sequesters carbon, and produces significantly less greenhouse gas emissions during production and transport than more traditional garage materials, and it’s warm and inviting to boot. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glued-laminated lumber (glulam) can be effectively used for super-strong, sustainable parking facilities, and it’s a trend that’s catching on.
This month’s The Parking Professional features an in-depth look at engineered wood, including a look at a real garage being built with it. It’s a great story you won’t want to miss. Read it here and let us know–what do you think of wood in garages?