The unofficial voting results on code change proposals considered in 2018 have been released by the International Code Council (ICC). It includes passage of the entire package of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals.
Advocates for mass timber construction boast of faster construction times, lower labor costs, and environmental benefits. However, some building professionals are skeptical. The design firm Hickok Cole has designed Timber Towers, a conceptual 60-story mass timber skyscraper, to showcase what is possible with wood.
Workplaces are now tasked with inspiring creativity, recruiting talent, promoting mental well-being, and even encouraging employee productivity. It is a big ask for workplace designers, but materials like wood are helping them answer it.
The historic Spruce Goose Hangar is the latest addition to Google’s campus in Playa Vista, California. The project’s architect ZGF preserved the design and spirit of the original hangar, while creating a modern workspace for Google and YouTube employees.