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Using wood elements allows faster building turnaround. This leads to more profitable construction projects and shorter investment payback times. The pace of construction is kept at the desired level, because prefabrication reduces some of the most common risks at construction sites.
Utilizing prefabricated wood elements is a surprisingly fast option for on-site construction. For example, up to 1500 m2 of Kerto® LV
Designing and constructing the One Main wooden interior in Boston, USA is a showcase for an untypical use of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). The entity of wavy wooden surfaces is built entirely from cross-bonded Kerto LVL panels that are usually used in structural components.
The project’s principal architect Mark Goulthorpe from dECOi Architects, and a professor at nearby MIT, offered a proposal with greatly streamlined building methodology, where the usual multi-trade, multi-component legacy of late-industrial production was surpassed in a unitary CAD-CAM logic.
“One Main makes evident that radically sustainable architecture needn’t be dull, but on the contrary could open up the building industry to remarkable new formal sophistication,” Mark Goulthorpe says.
Architect Fabienne Bulle has been working enthusiastically with wood since her time in architecture school. Now she wants to share the story of how she "discovered" Kerto® LVL.
Leading professionals who share our passion for engineered wood, specifically Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), have their say in the Talking Wood videos. Each expert talks about a subject close to the speakers’ heart. If you’d like to share your story, please contact us.
As the climate is cold, trees grow slowly and this is why the wood fibres become dense, making the wood particularly strong but light, and visually consistent.
The wood we use at Metsä Wood comes from sustainably managed Nordic forests.
Benefits of sustainable Nordic wood
Nordic wood is sustainable
Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL is a laminated veneer lumber product used in all types of construction projects, from new buildings to renovation and repair. Kerto is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure.
In an increasingly responsible world, wood gains in importance every day. Metsä Wood wants to play a crucial part in the development and growth of this global market.