The collaborators behind the first ever, full-scale hybrid timber floor system floor panels hit a milestone in March.
Architectural firm Dialog, along with EllisDon’s Construction Sciences division, marked the successful post-tensioning of two of the first ever 40-foot full-scale hybrid timber panels. The panels are being constructed at the EllisDon Modular facility in Stoney Creek, Ont.
“This remarkable technology combines cross-laminated timber with steel reinforcement and concrete, creating prefabricated floors that are thinner and have a reduced carbon footprint compared to traditional materials,” Dialog noted in a project update.
Dialog said the panels will be shipped to Vancouver at the end of April for the final R&D phase with a full-scale test program.