Chicago is world-renowned for its architecture. From its modern steel and glass architecture to the neighborhood bungalow, the city has led the way in architectural design. One style of which the city has not been at the forefront of is the mass-timber movement. But, that might be changing.
Canada is advancing toward net-zero through innovations in forestry and construction. The increased demand for renewable building materials is transforming design and architecture from coast to coast to coast. This transformation includes innovations in the combination of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and post-tensioned concrete.
OTTAWA, Ontario – The Canadian Wood Council (CWC), working with the Canadian and Ontario governments, plans to conduct a series of five separate research burns on a full-scale timber structure in Ottawa.
BC based timber frame manufacturer increases mass timber capabilities with the installation of new CNC machine, and facility expansion.
The city of Toronto is developing a mass-timber pilot program that will begin with the construction of affordable rental housing on the current site of a parking lot.
A team of students and faculty at Virginia Tech has completed an observation tower in rural Virginia that was built using hardwood cross-laminated timber.
Mass timber projects are going up in countries around the world. These projects range from multi-story commercial buildings to high-end residential construction. Stiles Machinery takes a look at mass timber. In this video, Kyle Freres, vice president at Freres Lumber Co., and Levi Huffman, technical director at DR Johnson discuss the benefits of mass timber construction.
Encapsulated mass timber construction up to 12 stories tall will be allowed under national codes released March 28.