Building wood towers: How high is up for timber structures?

The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects

Wood | April 26, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor 

The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Building Teams around the world are starting to use more large-scale structural wood systems. 

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February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 draft of the Steel Joist Institute’s “Single Joist Standard Specification for K-, LH-, and DLH-Series and Jo...

February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

David Adjaye and Daniel Libeskind are among the finalists for the National Holocaust Monument, planned near the Canad...

February 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 82-page report covers dozens of emerging trends in healthcare, commercial office, hospitality, tall buildings, an...

Architecture firm principals are the Chief Financial Officers of their firm, whether they want to be or not. For many small architecture firms, principals don't have anyone to guide them for financial and other business matters...

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February 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Target's new San Rafael, Calif., location was built on the site of the former San Quentin prison dump. 

February 27, 2014 | DraperDNA

DraperDNA first to offer unique balance between traditional fundamentals and innovation to leaders in the B2B buildin...

February 27, 2014 | Coffman Engineers

In February, Coffman Engineers, a mid-sized, multidiscipline engineering firm, kicks off a series of events celebrati...

 

Over the past 110 years of operation, Morton Buildings has been no stranger to environmentally friendly innovations. With a track record for energy efficiency, Morton was a natural fit to partner with an Illinois college for the construction of a zero-energy building.

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This CFD model depicts thermal stratification within a conference room to assess
February 27, 2014 | Jason Pfeiffer

From right-sizing mechanical systems to understanding the impact of design alternatives, CFD offers a host of benefit...

February 27, 2014 | PPG Glass Education Center

Glass is heat-treated for two reasons: the first is to increase its strength to resist external stresses such as wind...

February 27, 2014 | METALCON International

Visitors to the 24th METALCON International, slated for October 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, will...

February 27, 2014 | Viega

Viega offers the only press fitting to transition from copper to PEX tubing, eliminating the need for solder or threa...

February 27, 2014 | PPG Industries

PPG Industries’ flat glass business has received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a dynam...

February 27, 2014 | Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors

Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors continues to lead in the Remodel & Replace market with the introduction o...

February 27, 2014 | WAC Lighting

Well-layered, warm ambient illumination is achieved with WAC Lighting’s new Slice and Dice LED flush mounts. These hi...

February 27, 2014 | Metal Construction Association

Two Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), one for Metal Composite Material Panels and one for  Roll Formed Steel...

February 27, 2014 | Bluebeam Software

The latest version of the company’s flagship solution better enables users in document-intensive industries to digita...

PocketCake's VRSCA (for Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly) is three
February 27, 2014 | PocketCake

The company's Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly is three times more powerful than the average high-perfor...

February 26, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR Senior Vice President Phil Tobey, FAIA, FACHA (and a long-time member of BD+C's Editorial Boar...

February 26, 2014 | Allegion

Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, today announced its 2014 lin...

February 26, 2014 | Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops”...

Photos courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
February 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project features nontraditional classrooms for collaborative learning, an arts and music wing, and a technologica...

February 26, 2014 | PocketCake

Founded in 2012, the development firm offers custom virtual reality simulations for the price of a typical architectu...

Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
February 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project includes the construction of two new stadiums and a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadiu...

Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University
February 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Emporis lists its top 13 higher education buildings from around the world. Do you agree with the rankings?

Hudson Spire
February 25, 2014 | MJM + A Architects

Design architect MJM + A has released an updated design scheme for the planned 1,800-foot-tall, superthin skyscraper....

February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides practical guidance for building and sustaining an effective online pres...

February 24, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies

The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates natural ventilation,...

February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides an overview of the properties of color and light, along with practical...

February 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In Houston, plans are being finalized for the first freestanding American building built to house and conserve modern...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Ng Teng Fong General Hospital will take advantage of the region's prevailing breezes to cool the spaces. 

Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)
February 21, 2014 | Thulasi Narayan, LEED AP, Paladino and Company

This course, worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW, explores how to increase project value through energy modeling, as well as how to...

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