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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.

Compelling conversations about wood: Engineered wood as expressive design
| December 07, 2015 |

This installment features a wide-ranging discussion that reveals how a mix of engineered wood pro...

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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.

Schooling the visitor

The large CLT roof overhang is supported in part by 15-foot-tall concrete letters spelling “W-S-U” just outside of the high-ceilinged pavilion.

| November 20, 2015 |

Exposed glulam and other engineered wood products help WSU tell its technology story

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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Montreal apartment is world’s largest residential cross-laminated timber project

The project will have 434 condominiums and rental units combined. Renderings courtesy of LSR Gesdev Inc.

October 15, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

 Its 434 condo, townhouse, and rental units in three eight-story buildings are made from sustaina...

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BIG designs lush, terraced mixed-use building

The 79 & Park project will be built next to Stockholm’s Royal National City Park. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

October 07, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Cascading glass and wooden cubes create a form similar to Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway roc...

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| September 17, 2015 |

Architect Greg Mella and APA’s Karyn Beebe have a frank and far-reaching discussion about the tan...

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| August 25, 2015 |

Multifamily housing starts reached 358,000 in 2014, a 16 percent increase over 2013 and the highe...

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Guides to wood construction in high wind areas updated

Image: Pixabay

June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guides establish prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for wood-frame building...

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Exposed glulam framework offers quiet complement to Jackson Hole airport’s mountain backdrop
| June 05, 2015 |

A three-phase expansion and renovation, which began in 2009, nearly doubled the size of the aviat...

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World’s tallest wood building design unveiled by MGA

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

June 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

“Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, t...

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How CLT materials affect project costs

CLT is more widely available and there are long-term value considerations necessary when choosing this material for a project. All images: SRG

May 21, 2015 | Emily Dawson, AIA

SRG Partnership's Emily Dawson shares insights on the installation, availablilty, and cost of cro...

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