Arup launched its ‘Rethinking Timber Buildings Report’ aimed at accelerating the construction industry’s response to reducing global emissions and achieving net zero carbon buildings by using sustainable materials.
As U.S. designers seek to satisfy the needs of a growing student population, Think Wood anticipates an increase in wood schools over the next decade.
On May 17, DLR Group’s Workplace Studio celebrated the official start of construction on T3 West Midtown. T3 (which stands for Timber, Transit, Technology) West Midtown provides the richness, character, and warmth of late 1800s heavy timber buildings with the advantages of modern, class-A construction.
Washington State University’s (WSU) Everett-based University Center, designed by SRG Partnership, features a four-story atrium with a cantilevered wood staircase constructed of locally sourced Douglas fir glued lamella stringers that span up to 44 feet.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) received two Grand Awards in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards national competition for the Bahá’í Temple of South America and the John W. Olver Design Building at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst.
Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled on the top two floors at the DFAB HOUSE construction site.
The Think Wood Research Library, launched in 2017, is now stocked with nearly 900 unique pieces of research to aid architects, engineers and other industry professionals in building safe, high-performing buildings, the industry group reported.
The American Wood Council’s (AWC) self-directed study program now has 100 available online courses (eCourses) about wood. Course areas range from the use and application of AWC standards, building codes, design considerations, and green buildings and materials.
Aligning the construction efficiency and environmental benefits of modern wood technologies with passive design principles can create energy-efficient and carbon neutral buildings that reduce energy bills and benefit architects, developers, owners and cities.