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Cross-Laminated Timber

October 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
A move toward wooden buildings would lead to a host of positive environmental, economic, and livability outcomes.
The New York Times
Blog post
August 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
With a timber rich state and a desire to fight climate change, mass timber and CLT could become Jay Inslee's signature green economy success in Washington State.
ConorBronsdon
August 23, 2019, 6am PDT
Quayside, Sidewalk Labs' smart city in Toronto, calls for ten tall buildings made entirely of wood. Here's why proponents think mass timber is a good idea, and what obstacles stand in its way.
Smart Cities Dive
February 25, 2019, 2pm PST
Cross-laminated timber offers a multitude of environmental and economic benefits. With the state’s resources and Seattle’s construction needs, the city is the ideal location for mass timber production to take off.
The Urbanist
July 20, 2018, 8am PDT
A planned and approved building in Portland would have pushed Cross Laminated Timber to new heights, but fell short of the needed financing to get done.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 14, 2018, 10am PDT
One writer argues that cost, versatility and visual appeal makes this new building material exactly what the state will need if planned regulatory changes go through.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 8, 2018, 11am PST
Mass timber is a major structural element of an increasing number of skyscrapers, according to a CTBUH survey; now, the fire codes just have to follow.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 28, 2017, 8am PST
Building with wood is back in fashion, but lumber producers have to reckon with thorny politics and new timber-based materials that have yet to be truly defined.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 25, 2017, 7am PDT
After a long time lost in the woods, architects and engineers are rediscovering timber. Recent fire tests have demonstrated that timber can be a viable building material and meet existing code requirements.
Doggerel
May 9, 2017, 11am PDT
Is mass timber the new frontier in low-carbon building? The National Building Museum's newest exhibition, Timber City, pays homage to the potential of tall timber structures which have strength comparable to steel.
Doggerel
May 1, 2017, 10am PDT
Reconciling accessibility and safety with costs and innovation in the Golden State.
The Bay City Beacon