The Challenge: How to protect a massive wood construction project from moisture damage, humidity, UV damage, termites, mould… and of course, fire. And it is massive; not only were there thousands of feet of glulam beams and CLT panels, but more than half a million cedar shingles needed protection as well.
The Solution: NexGen ADVANCED. Only NexGen ADVANCED could provide the type of protection necessary for this project in Hainan, China, one of the harshest climates on the plane for wood construction. Constant high humidity results not only in untreated wood becoming moldy in hours, but the moisture damages CLT and glulam products and often makes them unusable. Hainan is also home to some of the worst termites in the world – some have said that the island itself is just a huge termite mound that rose from the ocean. And of course fire is always a concern.
NexGen ADVANCED provides warranted protection for fire, insect damage, mould, rot, moisture damage, and decay. For this project not only were the glulam beams and CLT panels protected with NexGen, but so were the more than 500,000 cedar shingles that grace the roof of the building as well.