In the United States, wood lumber products have always formed the primary (and secondary) elements of many types of construction, especially in the single-and multi-family housing sector. A new cementitious material, 'concrete lumber' products (SubstiwoodTM) developed by Substiwood Inc. is structurally strong, durable, nailable with conventional screws and nails, and sawable using hand or electric saws. Unlike other construction alternatives to wood framing, the SubstiwoodTM products essentially maintain the existing wood frame construction methods, processes, equipment, and skilled labor.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
concrete lumber, substiwood, cementitious material, construction
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Substiwood™ - Concrete Lumber" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 12.