How Cross-Laminated Timber is Made for Wood Skyscrapers

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 05/01/2014 11:27AM

 

Benton Johnson, structural engineer with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, discusses cross-laminated timber, mostly based on 2x4 pine, and its usage in tall wood buildings.

There is a growing interest in creating taller commercial buildings from wood. In March, the USDA gave WoodWorks a $1 million grant for architect and builder training in an effort to promote more use of wood in commercial buildings.

 

WoodWorks Gets $1 Million Grant To Train Builders, Architects

By Bill Esler | Posted: March 30, 2014 - 11:59 AM

USDA will give $1 million for architect and builder training to WoodWorks, the Wood Products Council effort to promote more use of wood in commercial buildings. A high-rise award was also established.

- See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/search?keyword=wood+skyscrapers&x=0&y=0#sthash.pB4hG8be.dpuf

 

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Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Closets magazine, Custom Woodworking Business magazine, Wood Products magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at mbradford@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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