In Focus: Building With Wood

Timber Update: University of Georgia Campus Moving Toward Wood Construction

Good timber makes good buildings. That seems to be a guiding principle for The University of Georgia’s food services department, who recently erected a new dining commons boasting a sixty-foot tall wood ceiling supported by custom-made douglas fir glulam trusses…Read more

White House Rural Council: Announcing the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition to Innovate Building Construction

As part of the Obama administration’s commitment to mitigate climate change, USDA, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, is announcing the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition…Read more

Re-Think Wood Video: Bergen Project – The Design and Construction of the World’s First 14-Story Wood Building

“Treet” is a 14-story wood apartment building in Bergen, Norway which is scheduled to be built during 2014-2015. The building will be one of the tallest wood buildings in the world. This video will review the building system which consists of pre-fabricated building modules…View the full video

Green Building Initiative Hails New US Department of Energy Rule

On October 10, 2014, the US Department of Energy issued a final rule, required under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, stating that if new Federal buildings and major renovations decide to pursue a green building certification, the level of two Green Globes is recommended…Read more

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