Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been selected as designer of the new student center for Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, after a months-long international design competition led by a special advisory committee.
The five-story Catalyst building in Spokane, Washington, has opened its doors, marking the culmination of a collaborative effort of diverse industry partners to create a transformative, real-world prototype for sustainable development.
Allowances for larger and taller mass timber buildings have been approved as part of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code, and, where applicable, NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.
Katerra has emerged as North America’s largest end-to-end mass timber design, manufacturing, and construction firm with the capacity to produce 185,000 m3 (653,3213 cf) of cross-laminated timber (CLT) annually.
The American Wood Council (AWC) and International Code Council (ICC) have released a joint publication, “Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC,” providing an overview of requirements for mass timber construction as found in the 2015, 2018, and 2021 International Building Code (IBC).