A review of life cycle assessment tools

A review of life cycle assessment tools

Sometimes referred to as “cradle to grave” analysis, LCA provides a mechanism for systematically evaluating the environmental impacts linked to a product or process and in guiding process or product improvement efforts.

Developer Hines showing sizable interest in wood buildings

Developer Hines showing sizable interest in wood buildings

With a seven-story mixed-use wood-framed structure under its belt, Hines is fanning out to Chicago—and possibly Atlanta—to construct similar structures for tenants who prefer the rustic qualities of timber over the same-old, same-old. 

Work to start Scotland’s tallest timber building 

Work to start Scotland’s tallest timber building 

Off-site construction specialists CCG is set to start work on Scotland’s tallest cross-laminated timber residential housing project.

Two D.R. Johnson companies join AWC

Two D.R. Johnson companies join AWC

D.R. Johnson Lumber Company and D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, both headquartered in Riddle, Ore., have joined the American Wood Council (AWC).

Report: Oregon leading mass timber movement

Report: Oregon leading mass timber movement

Oregon is setting the pace for the nation in mass timber manufacturing, design and construction.

Mass timber construction starting to take root in U.S.

Mass timber construction starting to take root in U.S.

Mass timber construction has garnered a great deal of attention recently, especially when it comes to constructing tall buildings.

6 projects utilising Accoya ‘acetylated timber’ 

6 projects utilising Accoya ‘acetylated timber’ 

Named as one of the top 10 green building products for 2017, Accoya Acetylated Wood is tipped to have a significant impact on the market in the coming years.

Hent to build world’s tallest wooden building

Hent to build world’s tallest wooden building

AB Invest and Norwegian contractor Hent have entered into a turnkey contract to build Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway, constructing what is said to be the world’s tallest wooden building.

'Plyscraper' named word of the year finalist 

‘Plyscraper’ named word of the year finalist 

ArchitectureAU takes a closer look at a Macquarie Dictionary 2016 Word of the Year finalist, “plyscraper” – a building typology now enshrined in popular lexicon.

Fire Life Safety – mass timber buildings

A presentation on fire life safety – mass timber buildings

This detailed presentation by Robert Gerard of Holmes Fire will discuss fire life safety, performance based fire engineering, and a tall timber case study.

Will wooden buildings be part of tomorrow's cities?

Will wooden buildings be part of tomorrow’s cities?

A museum exhibit in Washington suggests that the buildings or tomorrow will or should be made from wood.

The health benefit of using timber in schools

The health benefit of using timber in schools

While we are building another school project in Brussels with cross-laminated-timber (CLT), recent study of proHolz / Holzcluster Steiermark indicates that schools made from wood provide a stress-free environment for pupils and teachers.

Ambitious sculpture brought to life on Waiheke Island for popular festival

Ambitious sculpture brought to life on Waiheke Island for popular festival

The 16 metre long ‘Gateway’ is built from 255 pieces of laminated pine.

Cross laminated timber: building a sustainable future

Cross laminated timber: building a sustainable future

President of the first U.S. cross laminated timber manufacturer explains why CLT is an amazing alternative to traditional building materials.

Toronto's CN Tower could be cluttered with clip-on cross-laminated condos

Toronto’s CN Tower could be cluttered with clip-on cross-laminated condos

You can sell anything in Toronto these days; why not a wooden barnacle?

Wood touted as cost-effective in school construction

Wood touted as cost-effective in school construction

Wood buildings meet budget and rigorous safety requirements, can be erected quickly, and provide a lower carbon footprint, says Softwood Lumber Board.

Virtual company gets a real world office, a Mobile Work Unit

Virtual company gets a real world office, a Mobile Work Unit

is it a trailer? Or an office? Yes.

Tallest timber office to call Brisbane home

Tallest timber office to call Brisbane home

The country’s largest timber building will call Brisbane home in a deal worth $140 million between developer Lendlease and the Liberman family-backed Impact Investment Group.

Councils decide: wood is better

Councils decide: wood is better

Wood is gaining traction in local government with a growing number of councils coming to appreciate its sustainable nature.

Toronto's CN Tower reimagined as residential high-rise covered in wooden pods

Toronto’s CN Tower reimagined as residential high-rise covered in wooden pods

Clusters of parasitic apartment units cling to the sides of the CN Tower in this conceptual proposal by Toronto studio Quadrangle.