Wood

Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

May 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller’s design was selected as the winner of a competition organized by Riksbyggen in Väste...

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Custom WoodWorks® Channeled wall panels control acoustics in the College Football Hall of Fame and contribute to the formal atmosphere of the space.

| April 04, 2017 | Armstrong Ceilings

Real wood veneer panels evoke warmth, texture, and color of a football.

Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

April 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use towers would each rise 36 stories into the sky and connect via rooftop skybridges....

Courtesy Sierra Pacific Windows

March 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The use of Douglas fir glulam beams can obviate the need for steel beams, even for walls up to 14...

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Photo courtesy of Bill Timmerman.

March 02, 2017 | WoodWorks + BD+C Staff

Winners were selected in categories such as wood school design, commercial wood design, wood in g...

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PIxabay Public Domain

January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The American Institute of Steel Construction contends that the steel industry is a “world leader”...

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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. 

January 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The idea of using mass timber for tall buildings keeps gaining converts.

Oregon lumber provider unveils mass plywood panel for tall wood structures

Photo courtesy Freres Lumber

November 01, 2016 | Freres Lumber

Designed as an alternative for cross laminated timber (CLT), MPP is a large-scale plywood panel w...

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Photo courtesy Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Assoc.

November 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The species is first new U.S.-grown softwood to be tested for strength values since 1920s.

Rendering courtesy of Perkins + Will

October 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

River Beech Tower is said to be a part of a masterplan along the Chicago River.

Photo courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects

September 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Weight for weight, CLT is stronger than concrete and can be machined to incredibly high tolerance...

Photo: Duncan Rawlinson, flickr Creative Commons

September 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new building code prevents any structure with more than three stories from being built from a...

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August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Colorburst panels are available in four stock options—Robin Egg Blue, Viridian Green, Haute Pink,...

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Photo: Matthias Kabel, Wikimedia Commons

August 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Products will now have to be labeled as compliant to the new rules.

August 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The campaign asserts that not enough is known about CLT in construction

Shigeru Ban designs tower expected to be world’s tallest hybrid timber structure

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.

July 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

To lessen the carbon footprint, Terrace House in Vancouver will be made of wood sourced from Brit...

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The history of building with wood [infographic]

The ceiling of the Richmond Olympic Oval building in Richmond, B.C., Canada, is made of glulam. Photo: Thelastminute/Wikimedia Commons.

July 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The first timber home was built 10,000 years ago. Now 40-story wood skyscrapers are being constru...

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Ark Encounter is the first phase of the AiG theme park

| June 21, 2016 | Viega

When you’re building the largest timber-frame structure in the world, you don’t want an open flam...

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Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

June 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development acts as a transition area between a traditional urban landscape and parklands....

Rendering courtesy Anders Berensson Architects

April 29, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The structure, which will be made entirely out of cross-laminated timber, will rise 436 feet into...

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Revised 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction available

Photo: Putneypics/Creative Commons.

April 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Wood Council Document offers design information for structural applications.

How post-frame construction has evolved over the years

Photo: Vermont Timber Works Inc./Wikimedia Commons

April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The National Frame Building Association released an infographic showing just how far the industry...

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New LEED Pilot ACP designed to help eliminate irresponsibly sourced materials

Photo: Christopher Sessums/Creative Commons.

April 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Illegal wood is primary target to restrict illicit material in the supply chain.

 

Waugh Thistleton designs one of the tallest timber office buildings in London

Renderings courtesy Waugh Thistleton. Click here to enlarge.

March 28, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The nine-story Development House has vertical open spaces for light and air flow.

 

APA updates Engineered Wood Construction Guide

Photo: Phil Nicholls/Creative Commons.

March 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides recommendations on engineered wood construction systems.

Photo Credit: Shinkenchiku-sha Co, Ltd

February 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor and WoodWorks

The Aspen Art Museum, Scott Family Amazeum, and Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins are a...

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Guides to wood construction in high wind areas released

Photo: Putneypics/Creative Commons

February 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guide is directed toward ensuring structural integrity to resist wind loads.

Concerns over new wood-frame, mid-rise residential building construction in Charlotte

Photo: Charlie Reece/Creative Commons.

January 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cheaper construction material may increase risk for firefighters.

2015 Code Conforming Wood Design publication now available

Photo: CBS Napa/Creative Commons.

November 24, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Summarizes provisions in the 2015 International Building Code.

4 Building Material Innovations from the Chicago Architecture Biennial

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

October 20, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across No...

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