New Energy Works Timberframers recently officially opened its cross-laminated timber building in Farmington, the first complete CLT in the state. The new building combines the strength of timber frame construction and CLT panels, cutting the wake for New York state in this construction method with its campus expansion. “CLTs are redefining what we think the concept of the high-rise is,” said Jonathan Orpin, founder and president of New Energy Works and its sister company, Pioneer Millworks. …CLT construction is an economically and environmentally conscious alternative to steel and concrete construction, a material that is new to the U.S. building industry. Both the walls and roof of the new 21,000 square foot building were constructed with CLT panels.