Timber...the material of the future??
We were sent an email today (containing an article posted below) about the use of timber as a building material for large commercial buildings . The article was originally posted in the Fall 2015 issue of Construction Data Quarterly. Although this idea has been in the works for a few years now, I was impressed reading it. Then and now.
The advancements in timber or should I say the advancements in engineered timber design and manufacturing, are securing a spot for this construction material in the Country’s infrastructure. It's also one of the few products that can truly boast entirely made in the USA. With its low carbon footprint, renewable, managed supply chains and competitive pricing, timber will shine as its introduction into the larger commercial building structures. Something that those of us involved with engineered timber highway structures….bridges….have known all along.
Towering Timber: Will Future Skyscrapers Be Made Of Wood?
Posted on March 18, 2016 by Kendall Jones+ in Construction News