Affordable Housing Inspires New Possibilities in Wood Construction

Wessex Woods – a four story, 40-unit affordable senior housing development in Portland, Maine was one of the earliest applications of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in the state. While mass timber was not part of the original design, a $700,000 budget overage prompted the team to think differently about structural solutions. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) was a key part of the answer, allowing for both schedule acceleration and use of renewable materials. 

Click here to read more about how the Wessex Woods project team collaborated to help advance building science in Maine.