This new cruise terminal just outside of Sitka, Alaska is a hybrid timber frame structure made with Glulam beams and Douglas fir timber.
The 27,000 square foot terminal is a collaboration between Canadian Timberframes, Fire Tower Engineered Timber and McG Constructors, with Kalesnikoff supplying Glulam billets.
According to Canadian Timberframes, “the large-scale timbers are proportionate to the scale of the project and give the space a warm, contemporary and tactile feel that connects with the natural environment surrounding the terminal.”
Originally the new cruise terminal was designed as a steel building, but Canadian Timberframes was able to achieve the project objectives with Glulam and heavy timber while saving approximately 50% in construction materials.
Glulam billet supply
Canadian Timberframes (Glulam design/manufacturing)
Fire Tower Engineered Timber