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The future of mass timber construction, with Swinerton's Timberlab

Photo: Portland (Ore.) International Airport, courtesy Swinerton

   

   

July 16, 2021 | BD+C Staff

In this exclusive for HorizonTV, BD+C's John Caulfield sat down with three Timberlab leaders to...

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Exterior rendering of mass-timber TimberQuest school building

TimberQuest, which uses prefabricated mass timber components, can significantly reduce a project's design and construction periods. Images: Courtesy of XL Construction

June 10, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

TimberQuest brand seeks to avoid overinvestment in production that has plagued other CLT provid...

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Photo: Adohi Hall at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, designed by Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates.

Photo: Adohi Hall at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, designed by Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates.

    

May 14, 2021 | David Barista, Editorial Director

An architect who has worked on some of the nation's largest and most significant mass timber co...

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Sideyard exterior

All photos: Stephen Miller

January 08, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skylab designed the project.

Birney Elementary uses exposed glulam and laminated veneer lumber throughout the school

Birney Elementary uses exposed glulam and laminated veneer lumber throughout the school

| November 12, 2020 |

A Washington school district creatively leveraged the aesthetic and acoustic benefits of engine...

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Valle Wood exterior

Courtesy Lund+Slaatto

October 19, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lund+Slaatto designed the building.

Atlassian HQ at night

All renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and BVN

July 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SHoP Architects, in collaboration with BVN, is designing the project.

The new 20,000-sf Sideyard building in Portland, Ore., includes a cross-laminated timber structural system. A new report gauges the growth prospects for mass timber in North America's construction industry. Image: Stephen Miller

July 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

There should be plenty of wood, but production capacity needs to catch up.

All photos courtesy Exli.

June 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Exli designed and built the project.

LBM building materials revenue 2019

Lumber and building materials revenue totaled $72 billion in 2019, according to Principia.

April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Rendering of mass timber Ramada Hotel

Rendering courtesy HDR

April 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will be located in Kelowna, British Columbia.

 

80 M street east

For a 100,000-sf, three-story overbuild at 80 M Street East in Washington, D.C., Hickok Cole and Arup will use mass timber, which the developer Columbia Property Trust believes will lure tenants and justify higher rents. Image: Hickok Cole Architects

February 03, 2020 |  John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Mass timber is finally making a dent in commercial construction. But can it keep up with demand...

80 M expansion

All renderings courtesy Hickok Cole

January 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hickok Cole is designing the project.

All images Henning Larsen

January 13, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project hopes to set a standard for how modern communities can live in harmony with nature....

Sto StoColor Dryonic, 101 Top Products for 2019
December 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...

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 A rendering of an office building in San Francisco that will be built with mass timber components. Mass Timber could be on the verge of gaining broader acceptance in the U.S. as a result of imminent building code changes and increasing supply. Images: Brookfield Properties and Design Distill

December 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Suppliers of engineered wood products are suddenly scrambling to keep up with demand.

Aerial view of Adohi Hall

All photos: Tim Hursley

December 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A design collaborative led by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Modus Studio, Mackey Mitchell Architec...

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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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October 02, 2019 | Robert Cesnik, Senior Architect

In a world where the construction industry is responsible for 40% to 50% of CO2 emissions, renewa...

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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.    

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