Cross-laminated timber construction offers constructive advantages as follows:
• Bracing of the building and, at the same time, transfer of vertical loads;
• Simple possibility for connections;
• No need to stick to a grid;
• Construction allows two-dimensional spatial “thinking”;
• Horizontal forces (e.g. wind and seismic loads) shall be transferred through covering areas into vertical shear walls and then into the foundations;
• Additional reserves through edge clamping of floor elements (biaxial state of floors).