Wash. is trying cross laminated timber in 5 elementary schools

The state wants in on the new construction material that people here are talking about: cross-laminated timber.

Debra Delzell of the Department of Enterprise Services says five school districts in the state are part of a $5.5 million program that will use CLT for elementary classrooms.

Two design-build teams are the front runners to get the work: Walsh Construction Co., Mahlum and Coughlin Porter Lundeen for classrooms in Seattle, Mount Vernon and Sequim; and Graham Construction Co., NAC Architecture and atelierjones for classrooms in Wapato and Toppenish.

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