Category Archives: Mass Timber

Google’s Parent Company, Alphabet, Cancels Plans For Toronto Smart City

Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs withdrew its plans for a “smart district” in Toronto on Thursday due to continued economic uncertainty, the company confirmed Thursday.  The project has been the focus of the Sidewalk Labs for the last few years, and would’ve been a demonstration of its vision to build “smart cities” around the world. In a blog post, Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff

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World’s Tallest Wooden Building Might Soon Join Milwaukee Skyline

From WUWM.com >> There have been a lot of environmental stories coming out of the coronavirus pandemic — but one environmental win that has little to do with the pandemic is flying under the radar right here in Milwaukee. Read the rest of the story here: https://www.wuwm.com/post/worlds-tallest-wooden-building-might-soon-join-milwaukee-skyline#stream/0

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WOODEN SKYSCRAPERS PUSH TRADE IN CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER TO NEW HEIGHTS

From Global Trade Magazine >> American biologist Edward Wilson is known for popularizing the term “biophilia” to explain the inherent pleasure people derive from being in nature. By extension, “biophilic design” incorporates natural materials, natural light, vegetation, nature views and other experiences of the natural world into the modern built environment. A relatively new building material, cross-laminated timber (CLT), is

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Sharing the Mass Timber Story

When it comes to mass timber, Katerra is just one small part of a bigger story that has the potential to change the world. Across North America, companies, organizations, conservation groups, and government agencies are looking to mass timber to help us reimagine cities and address everything from climate change to affordable housing. Click HERE to view the video. Visit

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Wind Turbine Towers Built Using Wood

“Our calculations indicate that the 150 meter tower will reduce mass by about 30% and cut manufacturing costs by roughly 40% compared with an equivalent tubular steel tower with a 6-7 meter base diameter. And wood is a natural product that can often be sourced locally, creating local jobs and other added benefits.” — Chief Technical Officer Erik Dölerud ,

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Finalist Selected for Anthony Timberlands Center for Design Competition

From nearly 70 submissions across 10 countries, only six architecture firms remain. These six are now finalist in holding responsibility for the design of the Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation at the University of Arkansas. https://news.uark.edu/articles/51664/six-finalist-firms-selected-for-anthony-timberlands-center-design-competition

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