New UA dorms to be built with timber

Posted: October 23, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

A rendering of the new University of Arkansas, Fayetteville residence hall, The Stadium Drive Residence Hall. The hall is a nearly $80 million project. The 202,000-square-foot Stadium Drive Residence Hall, which will consist of two halls connected by a ground-level common area, is the first U.S. campus housing project built using what’s known as cross-laminated timber, industry experts said.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A construction method rarely used in the United States underpins a new student housing project at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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