County still anticipates state aid for Berkshire Innovation Center

County still anticipates state aid for Berkshire Innovation Center

Berkshire County is still waiting on anticipated state aid to advance the nascent Berkshire Innovation Center.

Concrete multifamily buildings less expensive to insure than wood-framed

Concrete multifamily buildings less expensive to insure than wood-framed

Resilience to fire and the relatively longer life of concrete buildings compared to wood likely accounted for the difference in insurance rates.

Testing tall wood buildings

Testing tall wood buildings

The Framework building in Portland will be one of the tallest wood buildings in the United States.

Timber bridges proved to be viable option for local roads

Timber bridges proved to be viable option for local roads

After simulating a glulam bridge and applying 32,000 pounds of force, researchers at South Dakota State University found that glulam timber bridges are a viable and cost-effective option for replacing bridges in low traffic areas.

Lever Architecture crafts a mass timber office building in North Portland 

Lever Architecture crafts a mass timber office building in North Portland 

Lever Architecture’s Albina Yard project in Portland, Oregon, showcases mass timber systems built from locally-sourced lumber.

Proposed bill would legalize 14-storey wood buildings 

Proposed bill would legalize 14-storey wood buildings 

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli has introduced an updated version of a bill he tabled earlier this year.

World Forestry Center Discovery Museum opens new exhibit about the mass timber phenomenon

World Forestry Center Discovery Museum opens new exhibit about the mass timber phenomenon

With high-rise mass timber buildings springing up all over Portland, the United States, and the world, it only makes sense for the World Forestry Center to bring to light the amazing story of the mass timber phenomenon in its newest exhibit, The Future of Tall.

Canadian Government  announces new tall wood building program

Canadian Government announces new tall wood building program

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr has announced the launch of a new mass timber program called Green Construction Through Wood, aimed at encouraging the long-term use of wood in non-traditional construction projects, such as tall buildings.

World’s tallest hybrid wood building: Vancouver’s 18-storey student residence

World’s tallest hybrid wood building: Vancouver’s 18-storey student residence

The mass timber frame was assembled in just over 9 weeks.

Unique challenge, achieved: Use as much Idaho wood, as little Idaho energy, as possible. 

Unique challenge, achieved: Use as much Idaho wood, as little Idaho energy, as possible. 

The timber industry in Idaho has come a long way from old-growth logging, spotted owls and visually shocking forest management practices.

Forest Service funds Georgia Tech project using Georgia timber for stronger Army barracks

Forest Service funds Georgia Tech project using Georgia timber for stronger Army barracks

The timber industry, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are teaming with Georgia Tech to design and build better portable housing for overseas troops.

RIBA Stirling Prize: Barrett’s Grove by Groupwork + Amin Taha

RIBA Stirling Prize: Barrett’s Grove by Groupwork + Amin Taha

The architect’s skilful play with material textures at this north London housing scheme calls for a tactile response, writes Manon Mollard.

GoCstudio revamps old Seattle building to house digital product company

GoCstudio revamps old Seattle building to house digital product company

GoCstudio has created an open office for a growing tech company that features original brick and timber elements, along with plywood enclosures.

Metsä Wood references: Metsätapiola canteen 

Metsä Wood references: Metsätapiola canteen 

Jussi Björman, Director of Technical Customer Service, Metsä Wood, introduces the Metsätapiola canteen project.

Sen. Murray gets tour of Greywolf school's modular cross-laminated building

Sen. Murray gets tour of Greywolf school’s modular cross-laminated building

Progress at Greywolf Elementary School — both in and about its classrooms — is getting plenty of attention.

Video: The Toolbox's building and renovations in the U-District

Video: The Toolbox’s building and renovations in the U-District

Here is a video illustrating Toolbox’s new building in Spokane’s U-District.

London’s soaring timber tower could be a game changer for CLT

London’s soaring timber tower could be a game changer for CLT

The world might not be quite ready for soaring timber skyscrapers but one architectural firm is getting headlines for a proposed wood tower that would be the tallest building in London, England.

Glulam making its way from buildings to bridges

Glulam making its way from buildings to bridges

Glulam is making its way from buildings to bridges, becoming a cost-effective, viable and sustainable alternative to steel and concrete, according to research out of South Dakota State University in the US.

Timber is back in vogue in construction

Timber is back in vogue in construction

These are exciting times for the timber industry.

Video: One Main Boston Kerto-Q LVL panels for wooden interior design

Video: One Main Boston Kerto-Q LVL panels for wooden interior design

dECOi Architects chose Kerto-Q LVL as building material because it was a pragmatic choice to balance costs, fabrication, and aesthetics.