Tall wood buildings are capturing the imagination of architects, engineers and developers, who see them as a way to lessen the carbon footprint of the built environment while demonstrating ingenuity and meeting the same standards for safety and performance as any building type.
Heightened awareness of the environmental benefits of wood combined with advances in wood technology and manufacturing have aligned to make tall wood buildings not only possible but safe and cost effective.
Among the many accelerating aspects of the tall wood revolution—such as seismic and other testing that will form the basis of further building code developments—innovations in approach will be one of the most exciting to watch as some of North America’s most creative minds embrace the challenge of designing tall wood buildings.
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