CLT Toolbox launches game-changing Mass Timber software

New software streamlines sustainable timber design, accelerates mass timber adoption, and aims to significantly reduce embodied carbon emissions in construction...

Mon 20 Mar 23


As the construction industry faces the challenge of reducing embodied carbon emissions, CLT Toolbox has introduced a ground-breaking structural design software specifically for mass timber buildings. This innovative solution simplifies timber design for engineers and promotes the use of sustainable construction materials, making sustainable design more accessible and cost-effective.

The cutting-edge software addresses the difficulties encountered by timber engineers, lowering the entry barriers for designing timber structures. It automates complex structural design computations and provides extensive educational resources to bridge the knowledge gap left by traditional university courses, enabling engineers to confidently design with sustainable materials.

Interest in Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has surged in recent years, but adoption has been hindered by a knowledge gap amongst engineers. Footage courtesy of @WoodSolutionsAustralia

With mass timber construction experiencing rapid growth and the potential to decrease embodied carbon emissions in the built environment by up to 80%, CLT Toolbox’s transformative software is poised to play a pivotal role in fostering mass timber design adoption and decarbonizing the construction industry.

Melbourne-based CLT Toolbox focuses on developing advanced technology solutions for the construction sector, particularly mass timber buildings.

“Cross Laminated Timber is just the beginning, our technology can be applied to all timber products.”

Adam Jones, Founder and CEO of CLT Toolbox

The company’s mission is to empower structural engineers to drive positive change through sustainable design practices. By providing state-of-the-art software that automates complex structural design computations and addresses the knowledge gap left by conventional university courses, CLT Toolbox is removing barriers to entry for engineers working with sustainable materials.

The quest to eliminate embodied carbon from construction
Adam Jones leads a team of 10 timber engineers. (Photo credit: CLT Toolbox)

Founder and CEO Adam Jones, a former Future Green Leader of the Year award recipient from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), has a strong background in the timber industry. Jones leads a committed team dedicated to making timber design simpler than concrete and steel, ultimately aiming to eliminate embodied carbon emissions in construction. Jones also hosts the WoodSolutions podcast ‘Timber Talks’ and co-hosts the ‘What You Will Learn’ podcast, highlighting his commitment to promoting sustainable practices and knowledge sharing within the industry.

Limited beta preview in April 2023, public release in July 2023

A limited beta user program will offer a preview of CLT Toolbox’s innovative software starting in April 2023, with a public release planned for July 2023. The software boasts various key features designed to streamline the design process, improve accessibility, and facilitate collaboration. With an ambitious product roadmap, CLT Toolbox will continue to develop solutions that further lower sustainable construction costs and promote timber usage in the building industry.

Mass Timber Design Made Easy – after a limited release the public release is planned for July 2023.

CLT Toolbox is set to play a crucial role in transforming the industry towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future by empowering engineers to confidently design with sustainable materials. With a clear vision to eradicate all embodied carbon emissions within the built environment, CLT Toolbox is poised to make a significant impact on the construction industry and contribute to a more sustainable future for the built environment.

For more information or to sign up for updates, visit the CLT Toolbox website today.

About CLT Toolbox

Based in Melbourne, Australia, CLT Toolbox specializes in innovative engineering software solutions for the construction industry. Their mission is to empower structural engineers to drive positive change within the sector through advanced technology and sustainable design practices. Focusing on timber design, CLT Toolbox is poised to play a vital role in the industry’s transformation towards a more sustainable future.


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