Modern and sustainable three-storey CLT building to be built in Guimarães to house student accommodation
PORTILAME and Carmo Wood, competing wood construction companies, have established a strategic and pioneering partnership that unites efforts, resources and expertise to boost wood construction in buildings with three or more floors, in a more efficient, faster and sustainable way. Of the various projects under study, the first is the construction of a three-storey building to house higher education students in the Guimarães Science and Technology Park – Avepark.
Together for sustainable construction in Portugal
The two companies have decided to join forces exclusively in the field of timber construction for high-rise buildings.
As a pragmatic response to market needs and using “Cross Laminated Timber” (CLT), that maximize operational efficiency by optimizing resources such as knowledge, experience and infrastructure. This partnership represents a strategic and pioneering step towards leading innovation in the timber construction sector in Portugal, offering more comprehensive solutions capable of tackling even the most complex challenges.
“With the growing demand for timber construction solutions, especially for high-rise buildings, the housing crisis and the search for more sustainable solutions in construction, Carmo Wood and PORTILAME are now well placed to respond to the specific needs of the market. The adaptive approach to market trends, the direct response to specific needs and the commitment to sustainability and efficiency are the pillars of this strategic collaboration.”, says João Figueiredo, COO e Administrator at Carmo Wood.
“Contributing to carbon neutrality by promoting the use of renewable natural materials such as wood is our moral obligation to future generations. The paradigm shift in construction underpins this strategic partnership, ensuring specialized and consolidated technical support, with the seal of approval that characterizes these two companies.”, says Luís Rocha, CEO e Administrator at PORTILAME.