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Call for Nominations: 2020 Wood Design Awards

The 2020 Wood Design Awards recognize excellence in wood design, engineering, and construction, as well as innovative projects that showcase attributes of wood such...

Wood awarded contract to support US Army clean-up strategy in Europe

ATLANTA — Wood has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide environmental remediation services in support of...

Q&A: Structural wood design

‘Ask an Expert’ addresses common technical questions related to design and construction of wood-frame and mass timber buildings. Do you have a technical question related...

Robots cooperate in timber construction

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.

New wood technologies optimize passive design and construction

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.

ARC launches Future Timber Hub

Australia will soon hold the record for the world’s tallest timber office building at 5 King St Brisbane, and with the help of The University of Queensland’s new research hub, wooden skyscrapers could become the norm.

National Skyscraper Day: The Future of Skyscrapers

National Skyscraper Day is September 3. While Skyscraper construction and design have remained largely unchanged over the last century, several aspects of construction are due for radical changes to increase efficiency and improve sustainability. Learn more from an infographic created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Masters in Civil Engineering degree program.

Simpson Strong-Tie donates to Clemson University Institute to support wood products building

Simpson Strong-Tie donated $50,000 to Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute. The Institute brings together foresters, architects, engineers and other building industry professionals to design advances in wood-based products.

Concrete from wood

Swiss researchers from the National Research Programme "Resource Wood" have developed a type of concrete that largely consists of wood.
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