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Understand all aspects of the process, starting with the design, detailed design, and the fabrication model, all the way through to installation. If there are any parts not fully understood or covered by you or your team, hire expertise to fill the gaps as early as possible.


The timing of contractor engagement impacts the ability to get construction input on structural assembly sequence & detailing.


A bracing plan is important, and has a large effect on installation. Establish a bracing plan early and integrate it into the connection details. A good bracing plan allows the connections to assist with temporary stability and requires over-designing, but saves time, money, headaches, and patching.

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CLT requires significant pre-construction coordination, for example with modelling. Either hire a specialty firm or specify that the General Contractor (or sub contractors) model and coordinate CLT and MEP.


Specs should request written description of moisture protection protocol (submitted prior to CLT delivery), describing protection implementation plan for each stage: — delivery — storage — installation (roof & floor panels) — after installation (walls) — ongoing moisture protection measures until exterior envelope is watertight — remedial measures for panels damaged and/or stained during installation


The project must have comprehensive architectural and structural specs. Assume the proponents have no experience, which will ensure that everything is spelled out.


CLT requires MEP coordination and modelling, which is an expense to the owner if done during the design phase.