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Use of Cross laminated Timber in High Density Affordable Housing

14 Feb 2013
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Where: K501 / Online
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT]



The evolution of cross laminated timber over the past 20 years has opened up new opportunities in the development of high density affordable housing, opportunities that are of particular relevance to Scotland’s ever-increasing housing needs and for the potential to manufacture a new, high added value product from the country’s forest resource. 

The feasibility study is in two parts – 

  • An examination of current housing needs and technical requirements and the extent to which modern methods of construction (MMC) especially offsite construction in conjunction with parametric design can deliver successful responses to each
  • The manufacturing technology and the extent to which of the local forest and sawmilling resource in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland (the country’s largest area of production forestry) might support local industrial manufacture of CLT.

Within these two complementary areas of study, the project has sought to articulate not only the low carbon/sustainability credentials of CLT in the construction of high density housing but also the various ways in which this technology can be applied to this particular building type in Scotland and thereby provide the market evidence for the financing and siting of an industrial scale manufacturing facility close to the forest resource. 

The driver underlying the whole study has been the potential to stimulate Scotland’s forest and timber manufacturing industries and to support the creation and long-term sustainability of new, locally based employment opportunities in a sector of critical importance to the economy of several of the country’s largest rural areas.



Peter Wilson
Director, the Wood Studio, Forest Products Research Institute
Edinburgh Napier University

Stuart Taylor
Director, Artel Associates Ltd


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using the Q&A (online chat) facility.

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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