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Timber skyscrapers aren’t fantasy–here’s the research that proves it

Timber skyscrapers aren't fantasy--here's the research that proves it

For years, architects have flirted with the idea of tall buildings made from mass timber, an engineered wood product that some argue is more sustainable than resource-intensive, nonrenewable steel.

“Every design firm out there is trying to find more sustainable ways to build—it’s a good business practice,” says Benton Johnson, a structural engineer at SOM. Johnson has been working with Oregon State University to develop and test these new mass-timber structural systems, hoping that his research will help mainstream what’s currently an alternative and novel construction methodology.

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Burned: poor planning and tactical errors fueled a wildfire catastrophe

Burned: poor planning and tactical errors fueled a wildfire catastrophe

The Canyon Creek fire was mismanaged despite the Forest Service being on red alert. Weather forecasters were calling for abundant lightning and strong, gusty winds. Months of drought and record-breaking summer temperatures had left the eastern Oregon forest tinder dry. Conditions were so extreme, the forest’s managers applied for and received emergency money for extra firefighting crews.

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Is conflict brewing between mass timber and concrete?

Is conflict brewing between mass timber and concrete?

Many engineering experts contend that recent technological advances have made mass timber products a safe and viable construction material for mid-rise buildings. This development promises to boost the use of timber for multi-storey projects in particular, and provide the construction industry with a sustainable, endlessly renewable building material.

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Brexit and biomass

Brexit and biomass

There are real concerns about what Brexit means for the future of the U.K.’s renewable energy sector, which has grown significantly with the help of EU-funded investments and subsidies. The uncertainty that surrounds the United Kingdom’s biomass sector has been swirling for some time, and the recent vote for the U.K. to exit the European Union has exacerbated the situation. Since the Conservative government came to majority power in 2015, things for biomass haven’t been looking as bright as before. The Brexit result was preceded by significant cuts to subsidies that had already led to many projects being cancelled or scaled back.

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