Milestone reached! The Helena Regional Airport Terminal Expansion project features Morrison-Maierle’s first use of Cross-Laminated Timber or CLT. With phase 1 of the project underway as of Summer 2018, the design uses CLT for the roof of this two-story 20,000 square-foot addition.

The original concept for the project was to use metal roof deck atop structural steel framing with architectural wood decking for the finished ceiling. The design team proposed utilizing CLT to replace the structural function of the metal deck and the aesthetic function of the wood decking, an ideal convergence of function and form. The change resulted in significant reductions to the construction schedule.