Saturday, May 15, 2021

Canadian Modular Factory Supplies CLT Modules for Seattle Project

Located in North Beacon Hill, just minutes from downtown Seattle, this innovative seven-unit urban infill project will be constructed with large-scale prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels.

Typically reserved for larger apartment or commercial buildings, the Seattle project will be the first CLT modular townhome project in the region. ROC Modular will pre-manufacture modular units and deliver them to the site for efficient and quick onsite assembly.

Example of CLT being used in a modular home factory

This method of building streamlines the on-site construction process, minimizes interruptions to neighbors and the community, and produces minimal waste.

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Green Canopy and ROC Modular have partnered to build Seattle’s first modular townhouse residential project made from mass timber.

The townhouses will be two-bed, two-bath units of about 1,100 square feet each. Homes built with CLT are seismically sound, well-sealed and insulated, resulting in lower utility and maintenance costs for homeowners. 

The homes feature real wood walls, floors, and ceilings, which offer residents a connection with the natural environment alongside health and wellness benefits.

Green Canopy was founded in 2009. The developer and homebuilder specializes in "deep green" homes. 

ROC Modular, based in Alberta, will deliver modular units pre-manufactured, which the companies said streamlines the construction process.

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