The 20-unit Prospector Apartments project showcased a new and innovative construction material called Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). CLT is composed of layers of kiln-dried lumber stacked in alternation directions and bonded with adhesives. CLT is strong and lightweight and is valued for its superior acoustic, fire, seismic, and thermal performance. Constructing the floors of CLT instead of concrete provided exposed ceilings that enhanced the apartments’ visual appeal.
Exposed ceilings presented the challenge of having to run wiring through walls instead of below the ceiling.
As a design-assist partner in this project, Hunt addressed this issue through pre-planning to determine where to place the wires and how to run them, so the CLT installation team could drill the necessary holes before setting the panels. We coordinated with the construction team to ensure the extra effort required to wire a building with CLT floors caused no delays.