Sierra Institute’s cross-laminated (CLT) timber building to house its biomass project began Dec. 6 and 7 in Quincy. The system will provide heat for Plumas County’s Health and Human Services building near Feather River College. All of the panels were erected in two days. Photos submitted

First in the state

The giant roof panels pictured weigh 6,500 pounds.
“The building is constructed of CLT wall and roof panels — it’s all wood, and just as fire and seismic safe (if not more so) as metal buildings given its thickness,” according to Sierra Institute’s Camille Swezy.
Houston Construction of Quincy is the general contractor for the entire project. “These guys should be proud of their work as this is the first full CLT building in California and their work has certainly put Quincy on the map in the wood products and mass timber world,” said Sierra Institute’s Camille Swezy.