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Wood Frames

June 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
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.
The Oregonian
December 30, 2016, 7am PST
Mass timber is called the first new way to construct tall buildings in 100 years.
New York Magazine
September 1, 2016, 7am PDT
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.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 3, 2016, 10am PST
When it comes to housing construction, the best intentions of regulators aren't always enough to sway the market.
Metro News
June 6, 2015, 9am PDT
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.
Inhabitat
March 3, 2015, 6am PST
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.
MinnPost
January 5, 2015, 5am PST
The beginning of 2015 saw changes to Toronto's building code that will allow wood construction up to six stories. Supporters of the code change see multiple potential benefits from the code change.
Metro News