Nov
17

2017

Featured Dowel Laminated Timber Projects

By Isaac Epp,
Business Development Associate

Use of mass timber as a structural system is on the rise in North America. Mass timber materials such as Cross Laminated Timber and Nail Laminated Timber are replacing traditional structural systems such as concrete and steel; these prefabricated solid wood panels create a construction method that is fast, clean, and sustainable – not to mention aesthetically pleasing.


With recent projects like the 220,000 sqft T3 spec office building in Minneapolis, the cost-competitiveness of mass timber products such as NLT and CLT are now being shown at scale. Furthermore, with the launch of the next-generation products like Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT) this year in North America, the possibilities of mass timber are even greater as DLT's 100% wood panels extends the range of mass timber options, and further supports architects and developers with creating structures that are cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing.

Here are a few Dowel Laminated Timber projects from Europe that showcase the mass timber's versatility.

Holzhotel Forsthofalm

  • Type: Hotel
  • Location: Leogang, Austria
  • Height: 4 Stories

E3 Berlin – the first tall wood building to use DLT

  • Type: Residential Building
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Height: 7 Stories

Acharacle Primary School

  • Type: School
  • Location: Acharacle, Scotland
  • Height: 2 Stories

Coed y Brenin Visitors Centre

  • Type: Tourism Centre
  • Location: Dolgellau, Wales
  • Height: 2 Stories

Upcoming DLT Projects in North America

StructureCraft's new 50,000sqft timber structure is now home to the largest DLT line in the world, which will continue to support our vision of working alongside architects and developers to design-build beautiful and cost-efficient mass timber structures with the best available materials.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is the first project in North America to use DLT and a series of hotel buildings in Texas, a six-storey office building in Iowa, and Smithers Airport will be some of the other upcoming DLT projects in North America. Stay tuned for updates.