Wood Construction

Wood Construction

Demystifying Mass Timber

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.

August 23, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Cross-Laminated Timber

The Best Green Building and Development Materials in 2019

Green building practices are advancing quickly. Here is a sample of best practices in choosing the most sustainable materials for the job.

August 11, 2019 - Kayla Matthews

Would-Be Tallest Timber Building Shelved in Portland

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.

July 20, 2018 - The Architect's Newspaper

Wood Construction

Is Mass Timber the Solution to California's Housing Crisis?

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.

March 14, 2018 - The Architect's Newspaper

Cross-Laminated Timber

'Tall Timber' May Be the Future of Building

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.

January 8, 2018 - The Architect's Newspaper

Cross-Laminated Timber

Timber Industry 'Bracing' for Soaring Demand

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.

November 28, 2017 - The Architect's Newspaper

Cross-Laminated Timber

Nation's Tallest Wood Building Coming Soon to Portland

Portland, Oregon lives up to its reputation as a testing ground for urbanism innovation by approving what will become the nation's tallest wood framed building.

June 7, 2017 - The Oregonian

Housing Construction

Fire Safety Testing Paves the Way for Timber Towers

A new kind of building will soon rise in the United States: the wooden tower. Extensive testing by the US Department of Agriculture and the timber industry will soon make timber viable for high-rise tower construction.

November 28, 2016 - Doggerel

Housing Construction

Atlanta Suburb Limits Wood-Framed Buildings

In an era where cities all over the world are allowing larger and taller wood-framed buildings, the city of Sandy Springs just approved sweeping limitations on the construction practice.

September 1, 2016 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Wood Frame Construction Has Yet to Catch Up to Regulations in Toronto

When it comes to housing construction, the best intentions of regulators aren't always enough to sway the market.

March 3, 2016 - Metro News

35-Story Wood High Rise Proposed for Paris

The winner of a design competition in Paris, France could push the limit of wood design and construction much, much higher than it's gone before.

June 6, 2015 - Inhabitat

Building Material of the Future: Wood

A proposed development in in the North Loop section of Minneapolis would be the first of its kind. According to the architect behind the design, the "T3" project, as its known, could be a harbinger of buildings to come.

March 3, 2015 - MinnPost

Wooden Skyscraper Proposed for Stockholm

In its entry for a competition hosted by Swedish building society HSB Stockholm, C.F. Moller Architects has proposed a 34-story wood-framed apartment tower - which would be the world's tallest wood building if constructed.

July 1, 2013 - Dezeen

Felling Opposition to Wooden Skyscrapers

For a number of reasons, the use of wood for the construction of large buildings fell out of favor more than a century ago. So why is one Vancouver-based architect arguing for constructing high-rises using one of nature's oldest building materials?

March 19, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

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