Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences invites the public and Auburn administration, faculty and students to join industry stakeholders for a reception and panel discussion to explore the opportunities for growing cross-laminated timber markets and construction.
Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, features a unique layered engineering, which gives it steel-like strength, and it is light, easy to assemble, sustainable, fire resistant and cost effective; making it ideal for commercial construction. Alabama’s vast expanse of southern yellow pine forests and its existing processing infrastructure make the state an ideal location for CLT manufacturing.
Panelists for the discussion titled, “Cross-Laminated Timber Markets,” include industry representatives, Jeff Peters PE, southeast regional director, Woodworks – Wood Products Council, Steve Lieberman PE, International Beams, and Tom S. Chung, AIA LEED AP BD+C, principal of the architectural firm, Leers Weinzapfel Associations. Auburn Regions Professor of Forest Products Brian Via will serve as moderator.
The reception and panel discussion will be held at the SFWS Building located at 602 Duncan Drive in Conference Hall, room 1101, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on the third and fourth levels of the South Quad Parking Deck.