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The American Institute of Steel Construction contends that the steel industry is a “world leader”...read more
Brock Commons at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, employs hybrid construction, combining mass timber with concrete and steel. Shown here, workers position a CLT panel with steel stud framing and preinstalled windows. The Building Team includes: Acton Ostry Architects (architect), Architekten Hermann Kaufmann (tall wood advisor), Fast+Epp (SE), Stantec (ME and sustainability), GHL Consultants (fire science/building code), RDH Building Science (building science), and Urban One Builders (CM). Photo: Pollux Chung/Seagate Structures.
The idea of using mass timber for tall buildings keeps gaining converts.
Photo courtesy Freres Lumber
Designed as an alternative for cross laminated timber (CLT), MPP is a large-scale plywood panel w...read more
Photo courtesy Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Assoc.
The species is first new U.S.-grown softwood to be tested for strength values since 1920s.
Rendering courtesy of Perkins + Will
River Beech Tower is said to be a part of a masterplan along the Chicago River.
Photo courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects
Weight for weight, CLT is stronger than concrete and can be machined to incredibly high tolerance...
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The new building code prevents any structure with more than three stories from being built from a...read more
Colorburst panels are available in four stock options—Robin Egg Blue, Viridian Green, Haute Pink,...read more
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Products will now have to be labeled as compliant to the new rules.
The campaign asserts that not enough is known about CLT in construction
Rendering of Shigeru Ban's Terrace House project. Plans are subject to change, and the full unveil is scheduled for the fall. Rendering courtesy Shigeru Ban and PortLiving. Click here to enlarge.
To lessen the carbon footprint, Terrace House in Vancouver will be made of wood sourced from Brit...read more
The ceiling of the Richmond Olympic Oval building in Richmond, B.C., Canada, is made of glulam. Photo: Thelastminute/Wikimedia Commons.
The first timber home was built 10,000 years ago. Now 40-story wood skyscrapers are being constru...read more
Ark Encounter is the first phase of the AiG theme park
When you’re building the largest timber-frame structure in the world, you don’t want an open flam...read more
Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller
The development acts as a transition area between a traditional urban landscape and parklands....
Rendering courtesy Anders Berensson Architects
The structure, which will be made entirely out of cross-laminated timber, will rise 436 feet into...read more
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American Wood Council Document offers design information for structural applications.
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The National Frame Building Association released an infographic showing just how far the industry...read more
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Illegal wood is primary target to restrict illicit material in the supply chain.
Renderings courtesy Waugh Thistleton. Click here to enlarge.
The nine-story Development House has vertical open spaces for light and air flow.
Photo: Phil Nicholls/Creative Commons.
Provides recommendations on engineered wood construction systems.
Photo Credit: Shinkenchiku-sha Co, Ltd
The Aspen Art Museum, Scott Family Amazeum, and Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins are a...read more
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The guide is directed toward ensuring structural integrity to resist wind loads.
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Cheaper construction material may increase risk for firefighters.
Photo: CBS Napa/Creative Commons.
Summarizes provisions in the 2015 International Building Code.
The main exhibit hall is the Chicago Cultural Center, which opened in 1897 and served as the city’s main library until 1977. Photo by Adilla Menayang
From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across No...read more
The project will have 434 condominiums and rental units combined. Renderings courtesy of LSR Gesdev Inc.
Its 434 condo, townhouse, and rental units in three eight-story buildings are made from sustaina...read more
The 79 & Park project will be built next to Stockholm’s Royal National City Park. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group
Cascading glass and wooden cubes create a form similar to Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway roc...read more
The guides establish prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for wood-frame building...read more
Plans include a mix of market-rate and social housing, a student hotel, urban agriculture, a bus station, e-car hub, and other amenities. Renderings courtesy Michael Green Architecture
“Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, t...read more
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
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more