Wood

Laval University’s TELUS Stadium houses

Laval University’s TELUS Stadium houses a 328-foot by 197-foot indoor practice field for soccer, football, and rugby. Thirteen arches span 222 feet and provide a clear height of 59 feet at the center of the stadium, which seats 450 spectators. Photo courtesy Nordic Structures | Photographer: © Stéphane Groleau

  

October 24, 2019 | By Kerry Gold, Contributing Writer

Projects throughout the U.S. and Canada showcase the design and environmental traits of large-sca...

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Catalyst exterior

All renderings courtesy Katerra

September 25, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Katerra is the design builder for the project with Michael Green Architecture as the design archi...

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Photos courtesy Katerra

September 24, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The factory recently opened in Spokane Valley, Wash.

Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks

The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.

   

September 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...

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Code-conforming wood design guide available

Photo: Tall wood building student residence currently under construction at UBC in Vancouver, B.C. Credit: Acton Ostry Architects

  

August 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guide summarizes provisions for the use of wood and wood products in the 2018 IBC.

Campaign launched to promote ‘climate-smart wood’

Photo: Pixabay

July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Forest Stewardship Council and other groups aim to help buyers understand and make it easier...

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Natural wood plays wellness-focused role in SHoP Architects' latest project

National Veterans Resource Center. Rendering courtesy SHoP

| April 02, 2019 | Think Wood

The National Veterans Resource Center, scheduled to be completed in 2020, will highlight warm nat...

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T3 Bayside in Toronto

Courtesy 3XN

March 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The office will rise in the emerging Bayside community.

Kajstaden exterior at night

Photo: Nikolaj Jakobsen

March 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller Architects designed the building.

First United Bank from the front
February 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 8,500-sf structure will be located in Fredericksburg.

A proposed 21-story residential tower in Milwaukee, Wis., would be the tallest in the country if approved by the city. Image: Korb + Associates Architects

October 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The developer is confident that the city will approve construction, which is scheduled to start n...

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A rendering of an office building being considered for the Riverfront Square redevelopment project in Newark, N.J., which would be made from mass timber. Image: Lotus Equity Group and Michael Green Architecture

October 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The products’ future, though, could hinge on approval of proposed code changes.    

111 East Grand exterior

Courtesy Ryan Companies

August 24, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will feature a unique “shou sugi ban” charred wood exterior.

Inflation, escalating construction costs, and fluctuations in tax credit market are to blame for the Framework project being put on hold.

Renderings: LEVER Architecture

July 23, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Inflation, escalating construction costs, and fluctuations in tax credit market are to blame for...

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Mass timber comes of age: Code consideration, evolving supply chain promise new options for tall wood buildings

Photo: APA

   

July 02, 2018 | Patricia Layton, PhD, Professor of Forestry, Clemson University

Judging by the outcome of a recent International Code Council Action Hearing, it’s likely that we...

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June 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Exempt products include structural plywood, oriented strand board (OSB).

May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), architect and... read more
Interior of the planned W350 building
February 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The planned tower would rise 350 meters (1148 feet).

Interior of new timber office building

Courtesy Michael Green Architecture/Lotus Equity Group

February 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor + John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Michael Green Architecture is designing the building.

The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structure in North America.

The project received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven stories of the 19-story building. Renderings: PortLiving

January 04, 2018 | PortLiving

The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structur...

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The new Edmonton Funicular

Photo: Brock Kryton

December 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The incline elevator is located in downtown Edmonton and was publicly funded.

Exterior rendering of Stadium Drive Residence Halls

Rendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Modus Studios, Mackey Mitchell

November 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Modus Studio, Mackey Mitchell Architects, and OLIN collaborated on t...

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U.S. finalizes tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

                    

 

November 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The duties would add 20% or more to cost if trade negotiators can’t find common ground.

The inside of the Panyaden International School sports hall

Photo: Alberto Cosi, Courtesy of Chiangmai Life Construction and Panyaden International School

August 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building boasts a zero-carbon footprint and is naturally ventilated.

A piece of wood on fire

Pixabay Public Domain

July 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Results will help inform code changes.

A machine in an EGGER wood manufacturing facility

A machine inside a current EGGER manufacturing facility. Photo: Alex Baumann, Courtesy of EGGER

July 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company says the new facility will create 770 jobs over the next 15 years.

Manhattan Bridge can be seen from James Corner Field Operations' 45 Main Street rooftop

Photo: Two Trees Management, Matthew Williams

July 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new spaces range from about 8,500 to 11,000 sf and were added to Two Trees Management’s ancho...

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The kitchenette at Mortenson Construction's new Portland office

Photo courtesy Mortenson Construction

July 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Mortenson deconstructed the barn and repurposed it for the new space.

Pixabay Public Domain

July 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New material is substitute for concrete and steel in multi-story projects.

July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project received a Wood Innovation Grant that will help spur construction of the Hastings + C...

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