Loads perpendicular to the element plane produce bending stresses which can mainly be distributed through board layers running parallel to the span direction in the case of ceiling systems. Cross laminated timber beams can, in this case, be considered as a one-way slab. In combination with glued laminated timber, slab beam systems can also be constructed for larger span widths with higher stresses, e.g. in industrial and bridge construction. A considerable advantage of cross laminated timber systems is, however, in the possible dual-axis load distribution which enables ceiling systems supported on all sides, cantilevers in corner areas or point supports.