Le Messurier OPTIM is a cross laminated timber (CLT)
building system offering an alternative to concrete tilt-up. It is particularly
suited for medium to high density, multi-storey constructions.
Possessing a number of positive environmental
characteristics due to its timber composition, OPTIM impacts positively on
carbon storage, has less manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions than non-wood
materials, and an overall light environmental footprint than non-wood
The benefits of the prefabricated OPTIM include a quicker
construction process, with faster completion times due to the straightforward
assembly of the system, increased safety, less demand for skilled workers on
site, less waste, and less disruption to the community.
Dry installation and immediate structural integrity is
furthermore afforded with this CLT building system.
Flexibility in design is another advantage of Le Messurier’s
OPTIM. With large grid-free dimensions, free spans and cantilevers possible,
the panels are lightweight, durable, and insulating. It is also a high load
bearing material, with a high strength to weight ratio.
Providing the custom designed prefabricated timber building system, Le Messurier Engineered Solutions (the newest addition to the Le Messurier Group) also offers a complete service supporting the system’s implementation through
every stage of the building process.
Every element of OPTIM is individually designed and
manufactured, and the panels have lengths of 11.5 metres, or up to 20 metres
upon request. Widths are 2.2 metres or up to 4.8 metres, while thicknesses are
between 51 to 300mm.
The product is made of Spruce Pine, PEFC certified, machine
dried, quality graded and finger-jointed. It is bonded by a formaldehyde free
polyurethane adhesive or E1 melamine resin.