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FROM THE EDITORS
Welcome to the first edition of The Red Line!
Why The Red Line? The name is a nod to the many red lines that appear on drawings, drafts, and designs; markups that are essential to the work we do each day and reflect continued improvement and evolution.
Part of our mission is to “redefine the role of a traditional engineer.” Achieving this requires not only following, but investing in the latest trends and technologies. Not only talking internally, but sharing our thinking and encouraging conversation. Not only understanding the nuances of our industry, but widening our lens to incorporate the region and our world.
In this inaugural edition, we’re especially excited to release featured article, “Cross-Laminated Timber,” in which our team explores what makes CLT so special, what’s happening internationally, and how it’s gaining momentum in the Pacific Northwest.
The Editorial Team
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
By now you’ve heard of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), the panelized wood product that’s providing the backbone for mid-rise towers in Europe and Canada, and getting those of us in the Pacific Northwest anxious for timber creations of our own.
Cross-Laminated Timber around the world. ^
It’s an elegant solution, but it’s not all-encompassing or right for every program. It must be chosen with intention, and with the right team to back it up.
Women’s Protection Center (WPC) Hetauda House - Hetauda, Nepal
Medical Clinic - Raghogarh, India
Perkins+Will / King County Library System / Tukwila, WA
SOUTHPORT ON LAKE WASHINGTON
MG2, ZGF, Mithun / SECO Development / Renton, WA