To bring regenerative, collective habitation to all scales of development, Amsterdam (Netherlands)-based architecture practice GG-loop along with engineering company Arup is developing Mitosis: a modular building system created by a parametric design tool following biophilic and user-centric design principles.
In envisioning two new branch buildings in Fredericksburg, Texas, and in Shawnee, Oklahoma, First United Bank wanted structures that aligned with their sustainability initiative. Global architecture firm Gensler responded with an innovative design and building materials.
Several construction industry groups have asked Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council (NEC), to review the use of taxpayer dollars to projects that supposedly promote one building material over others.
The construction of a 12-story cross-laminated timber building planned for Portland, Oregon, has been placed on indefinite hold as a result of changing market conditions, including escalated construction costs and fluctuations in the tax credit market.
After a previous round of testing, WoodWorks, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Lab and Softwood Lumber Board, conducted a second series of blast tests on two-story, single-bay CLT structures.