Wooden it be lovely..

The potential for tall buildings constructed of wood is attracting new attention.  This video tweeted by the Council of Forest Industries in Vancouver expands our thinking to envision use of wood in skyscraper construction.  The message comes at a time when the impact of climate change demands creative ideas and approach to meet housing needs for the additional billions that will be added to global population in the not too distant future.  We’re reminded that wood is the only material we can build with that is grown by the sun.  We’re reminded of its inherent advantage as a renewable resource.  The shift in thinking for use of wood describes new scale of wood mass panels that lends versatility and potential far beyond the limits offered in construction based around 2×4’s.

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