What is the strongest material for building a building more than five storeys high?
SOLID WOOD PANELS
All three are equally strong, but solid wood panels have the added advantage of being made from a renewable material.
Which material leads to the most energy savings when used in a building structure?
Wood is seven times more resistant to heat loss than concrete and 500 times more than steel.
The presence of wood indoors promotes the health of a building’s occupants.
True. Studies show a link between the presence of visual wood surfaces in a room and the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for physiological stress reactions.
Which material is most resistant to fire?
SOLID WOOD PANELS
Tests have shown that solid wood panels have excellent fire resistance, often comparable to that of non-combustible materials, because they char on surface. Wood stands up better to heat than concrete or steel, which can break or buckle under the effect of heat.
Is condo living feasible in a building of six or eight storeys built with a solid wood frame?
Yes. CLT solid wood panels increase a building’s stability, allowing for multi-storey wood buildings with various types of condo units, in an urban environment.
Wood is the most environmentally friendly construction material.
True. Unlike other building materials, wood is a renewable resource that grows naturally. Wood has a lower environmental impact than other materials in terms of energy, climate change and air pollution. The CO2 sequestered in the wood will remain there throughout the life of the building.
Where do the CLT solid wood panels used in Sotramont’s buildings come from?
From Quebec, and more specifically, from Chantiers Chibougamau and its sister company, Nordic Wood Structures. Both companies are FSC-certified, assuring that they use best practices for forest management.
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