Building Tall with Wood in the Future
In North America, wood in multi-story structures is becoming a hot topic—some are expecting to see high-rise within their lifetime. Today’s building codes, coupled with advances in building technology, have driven options for engineered wood construction and hybrids to new heights.
G8WAY DC is a new open-air, multi-use facility in the nation’s capital. Among its features is a thin, 44-mm (1¾-in.) lightweight, ultra-high-performance-concrete roof. What do design professionals need to know about this emerging material, which combines structural strength with potential for precise aesthetics?
Introducing Siphonic Roof Drainage
Roof collapses typically occur because water accumulation exceeds the assembly’s structural capacity. With proper water drainage in place, many major causes of failure are eliminated. Now, a new type of system based on siphonic technology has made its way across the Atlantic.