RedBuilt™+ SmartLam Cross Laminated Timber

Mass timber building support from concept to completion

If you’re like most design and construction professionals, mass timber has captured your imagination with its stunning aesthetics and inherent sustainability.

Wondering what steps to take next? You’re not alone. Few companies have the experience to take a mass timber project from concept to completion. This is where we can help.

Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Recreation Center at Clemson University - angled mass timber building at night
Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Recreation Center at Clemson University, Clemson, SC / Photo credit: Sherman Construction
Solid wood CLT elevator shaft in the Second Street Lofts
Second Street Lofts, Whitefish, MT / Photo credit: SmartLam NA
Cross laminated timber overhang at SmartCenter Vaughan Bus Terminal
SmartCenter Vaughan Bus Terminal / Photo credit: VivaNext
Solid wood staircase in front of full height windows in G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center
G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center, Greenville, NC / Photo credit: Aaron Hines
Spacious interior of McDonald's Flagship Store built with mass timber
McDonald's Flagship Store, Chicago, IL / Photo credit: McDonald's
Cross laminated timber beams in Star Mill building
Star Mill, American Fork, UT / Photo credit: Smartlam NA
CLT framing in Star Mill building
Star Mill, American Fork, UT / Photo credit: SmartLam NA
Mass timber beams with steel connections in the Tacoma Amtrak Station
Tacoma Amtrak Station, Tacoma, WA / Photo credit: SmartLam NA

Since 1958, RedBuilt™ has been a leader in commercial construction, providing customized, engineered-wood framing solutions. SmartLam is the first and largest producer of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in America. Now we’ve teamed up to offer a wide array of mass timber products and services, with RedBuilt™ serving as the exclusive distributor of SmartLam products for the western U.S.

Together, we offer a highly trained technical sales and design team, deeply familiar with mass timber design, manufacturing and construction. We guide architects, engineers and contractors through the entire design and construction process, collaborating every step of the way to streamline workflow and eliminate guesswork.

Mass Timber at a glance

Faster construction

Lower carbon footprint

Lower labor costs

Quieter, cleaner, safer construction sites

Greater site options with lighter loads

Marketable - people prefer wood structures

Cross-laminated timber is flexible and strong, creating warm, inviting spaces—up to 18 stories—that challenge preconceived notions of what it means to design and build with engineered wood products.

 

Let us assist you with:

1. Schematic Design
Project goals, Budgeting, Construction type, System selection, Environmental considerations

2. Design Development
Material selection, Design support, Grid optimization, Product specification

3. Contract Documents
Detailing, Proactive coordination, Construction type, Review + feedback

4. Quoting
Comprehensive framing package, Customized quotes

5. Submittals
Project management, RFI coordination, 3D modeling, Shop drawings, P.E. review

6. Construction
Delivery logistics, Installation guidance, Jobsite support

 

Resources:

2020 CLT Design Guide >

CLT Delivery, Handling and Storage >

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Wood trusses, design collaboration support California school build

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Talk with a Mass Timber specialist.

We’d love to learn more about your project and answer any questions you have about mass timber.