Aug
01

2018

North American DLT Projects Completed and Underway

By Gerald Epp Jr.,
Business Development Engineer

Back in November, with the support of our partners and friends, we celebrated the opening of StructureCraft's new 50,000sqft headquarters and the launch of Dowel Laminated Timber, the first all wood mass timber panel in North America.

The availability of DLT as another engineered mass timber product further strengthens our support for architects, owners, and engineers to design-build beautiful and cost-efficient mass timber structures and buildings with the best available materials. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) continues to be a viable engineered product for a variety of wood and timber structures, especially an advantageous product for wall structures.

Now with the availability of DLT and its unique benefits, a wide variety of customizable profiles can be integrated inexpensively into the bottom surface for the particular performance and aesthetic requirements of each project. Furthermore, we are able to incorporate acoustic profiles within our DLT panels, allowing NRC values up to 0.70. This is exciting news for our architect friends.

In just a few short months, we have seen great interest in DLT for its profile flexibility, all-wood makeup, cost-effectiveness, and structural performance. Below, are several of North America's first timber structures to include Dowel Laminated Timber in its structure (see here for a list of DLT projects from Europe).


Completed DLT Projects


Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Texas)

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Architects: Lake Flato / Heaton Associates | GC: W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation | Project details »

Smithers Airport (Smithers, BC)

Smithers Airport

Architect: Studio 531 | GC: Vector Projects Group Construction | Project details»

Surrey Museum Expansion (Surrey, BC)

Surrey Museum Expansion

Architect: HCMA | GC: Heatherbrae | Project details »

Western Yacht Harbor Office (Seattle, Washington)

Western Yacht HarborArchitect: Patano Studio Architecture | Project details »

Aldergrove Recreation Centre Canopies (Langley, BC)

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Architect: HDR-CEI Architecture | GC: Graham Construction | Project details »


Underway DLT Projects


111 East Grand Office (Des Moines, Iowa)

111 East Grand OfficeArchitect: Neumann Monson | GC: Ryan Co. | Project details »

Magdalena Hotel (Austin, Texas)

DLT Hotel

Architect: Lake Flato | GC: MYCON | Project details »

Dawson City Water Treatment Plant (Dawson City, Yukon Territory)

Dawson City Water Treatment PlantArchitect: Kobayashi + Zedda Architects | GC: Wildstone | Project details »

DC Southwest Library (Washington D.C.)

DC Library

Architect: Perkins & Will | GC: Turner Construction | Project details »

Cavender Office Building (San Antonio, Texas)

Cavender Office BuildingArchitect: Lake Flato | GC: Byrne Construction | Project details »

About Dowel Laminated Timber

DowelLam™ (Dowel Laminated Timber – DLT) is the first all wood mass timber panel in North America, providing architects, engineers, and developers greater versatility in designing with mass timber.