The Rest of the CLT arrives

In the afternoon, after the concrete had been poured, the rest of the Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) arrived. This was a half container load, the container having been shared with another project up in Wakefield, Quebec, that had already unloaded. Once again we needed the big crane, but having gone through 8 hours of unloading with numerous problems the other day, this time the crew were ready and knew exactly what they were doing. We’d made sure that the soft ground had been reinforced with heavy gravel to give a solid base for the crane. And Chris, our builder, had got hold of a 2-way radio system so that he could communicate directly with the crane operator. So, remarkably, the process only took 2 hours. One unexpected thing is that the site now smells lovely, with all that fresh-cut wood stacked around it.

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