CCC Structures & Holdings Corporation

About us

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As a Holdings Company, we aim to invest in, purchase, or otherwise acquire and own, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, exchange, or otherwise dispose of real property and personal property of every kind and description, including shares of stock, bonds, debentures, notes, evidences of indebtedness and other securities or obligations of any corporation or corporations, association or associations, domestic or foreign, for whatever lawful purpose or purposes the same may have been organized and to pay thereof in money or by exchanging thereof stocks, bonds, and other evidences of indebtedness or securities of this or any other corporation, stocks, bonds, debentures, contracts, or obligations, to receive, collect and dispose of interest, dividends, and income arising from such property, and while the owner or holder thereof, to exercise all the rights, powers and privileges of ownership, including all voting powers of any stock so owned; provided that it shall not act as stock broker or dealer in securities nor solicit, take, accept and/or issue investments and/or investment contracts from public investors.

 

As a Construction Company, CCC Structures & Holdings Corporation involves itself in general construction of humanitarian projects and other allied activities including the constructing, enlarging, repairing, removing, developing or otherwise engaging in any work upon buildings, roads, highways, manufacturing plants, bridges, airfields, piers, docks, mines, shafts, waterworks, railroads, railway structures, all iron, wood, masonry and earth constructions, and to make, execute, bid for and take or receive any contracts or assignments of contract therefore, or in relation thereto, or connected therewith and to manufacture and furnish building materials and supplies connected therewith; and doing of any and all other activities and contracting incidental thereto or connected therewith, and the doing and performing of any and all acts and things necessary, proper or convenient for and incidental to the furtherance and/or implementation of the purposes therein mentioned.

CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER FACTS

 

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) is an engineered wood product consisting of layers of kiln-dried dimension lumber oriented at right angles to one another and then glued to form structural panels. By gluing layers of wood at right angles, the panel delivers excellent structural rigidity in both directions. In special cases, double outer laminations may be parallel and not alternating crosswise.

 

CLT is made from solid-sawn lumber, with each layer of boards usually oriented perpendicular to adjacent layers and glued on the wide faces of each board, usually in a symmetric way so that the outer layers have the same orientation. The cost of CLT is high, but factors such as shorter construction time, greater quality control, and cleaning can be taken into account when making a choice.

 

CLT is an innovative use of traditional, natural, and recycled construction materials. It is an engineered wood product that was originally developed in Europe in the 1990s and has been gaining worldwide popularity. CLT is an excellent choice for building material, especially in residential and non-residential applications, particularly in Europe.

 

CLT is manufactured mainly from Spruce, but it may include a percentage of Pine or Larch, and possibly hardwood. The drying process reduces moisture to a percentage that does not allow cracking or dimensional variations. The treated timber boards are then stacked on top of one another in layers, known as lamellas; each lamella is perpendicular to the one below.

 

CLT has several benefits, including excellent structural rigidity, sustainability, and reduced construction time. It is also possible to build taller structures with CLT, as it is lighter than traditional materials, which alleviates pressure on foundations and means that savings can be made by reducing the size of the foundation.

 

CLT’s fire resistance is provided through ‘charring’.  As the face of the timber panel is exposed to a fire that ramps up to a temperature in excess of 400 degrees C, the surface of the timber ignites and burns at a steady rate. As the timber burns it loses its strength and becomes a black layer of ‘char’. The char becomes an insulating layer preventing an excessive rise in temperature within the unburnt core of the panel. It is this unaffected core which continues to function for the period of the fire resistance. One of the major advantages of Cross Laminated Timber is its inherent fire resistance. CLT can be designed to accommodate substantial fire resistance and unlike steel remains structurally stable when subjected to high temperatures. CLT panels can be produced with fire resistances of 30, 60 and 90 minutes. It’s easy to see why any form of timber construction can pick-up a reputation for fire risk, but for solid wood and Cross Laminated Timber, performance in a fire is a long way from their timber frame cousins.

To understand how efficient CLT is in a fire, we should start with the understanding that fire resistance is the ability of a material to confine a fire or to continue to provide a structural function or both. The measure of fire resistance is the time elapsed from the start of the fire up until the point where the material fails to function. Typically resistance is expressed in minutes eg FR 30, 45, 60 or 120.

 

PROVEN EFFECTIVENESS

Many projects bear witness to the effectiveness of mass timber construction—the rebuilding of the seismically active zone around L'Aquila in Italy, for example. Of all building materials, wood boasts the best weight-to-resistance ratio, making it great on challenging terrain or for roof extensions.

 

OTHER ADVANTAGES

Many people prefer wood for its look and feel indoors. It has a comfortable surface temperature and the ability to compensate for rapid fluctuations in temperature and humidity. When used in interior design, wood reduces stress and enhances the health of building occupants. Studies have established a link between wood and human health, demonstrating that the presence of visible wood surfaces in a room diminishes sympathetic nervous system activity, which in humans is responsible for physiological stress responses. Using wood in the built environment can therefore provide a myriad of health benefits—a very appealing socioeconomic benefit indeed!

 

THE ENVIRO-LAM PROCESS

Through its research and development efforts, our company has developed an innovative transformation technology we call the Enviro-Lam process. The process makes it possible to retrieve and utilize more viable tree fibers than any other previous process. Traditional glulam techniques involve assembling standard-size lumber (2 × 4, 2 × 6 and 2 x 8 in.) to produce large structural members. The Enviro-Lam process, however, uses sizes as small as 25 x 50 mm (1 x 2 in.).

 

This new process makes it possible to optimize fiber recovery from the entire tree, including the crown and small branches usually left behind in the forest. Besides reducing waste, the use of very small wood pieces with fewer defects enables us to obtain better dimensional stability and greater mechanical resistance, along with an improved appearance.