There is growing movement among leading architects to embrace wood as a structural replacement for concrete and steel in mid?rise and even high?rise projects. The exploration of new engineered and hybrid technologies is leaving industry visionaries expecting to see high?rise wood structures within their lifetime. Further, as the effects of global warming become more evident, alternative methods of construction need to be explored. One option is to maximize the use of wood. An example is illustrated in CEI Architecture’s designs for a proposed 40-story office building—a unique structure addressing issues of creating effective and attractive working environments that are appealing to a broad cross section of the working public.
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