What is Cross-laminated Timber (CLT)?

CLT is the primary construction material used in the Stadium Drive Residence Halls. It signifies a path to potential economic development for Arkansas’ timber industry.

CLT is a large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panel. It is a lightweight, yet very strong, medium with superior acoustic, fire, seismic and thermal performance. It is made from layers of lumber stacked in alternating directions and bonded together.

CLT generates almost no waste on site and is commonly used for long spaces in walls, floors and roofs.

These buildings also include concrete for stairs, elevator shafts and foundation. Steel is used for spans and exterior cladding.

Exposed structural wood ceilings are present in student rooms, study rooms, floor lounges and ground-floor common spaces and enhanced by wood columns throughout.

Exteriors will have a light metal jacket of zinc-toned siding with accent panels of textured copper-toned and white siding.

There are approximately 26 CLT manufacturers worldwide.

Fast Facts

  • Designed to U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver standards
  • CLT construction reduces carbon footprint by 1,042 tons
  • Offsite prefabrication reduces construction time
  • CLT construction supports the timber industry and Arkansas is the nation’s 3rd largest timber producer