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Study: Tool for tracking GHGs in Canada’s buildings has ‘built in’ errors

A new peer-reviewed study conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development that examines Life-cycle Assessments (LCA) finds that current LCAs have limits that may misdirect efforts to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the built environment .

Arup report encourages the use of timber to help tackle climate change

Arup launched its ‘Rethinking Timber Buildings Report’ aimed at accelerating the construction industry’s response to reducing global emissions and achieving net zero carbon buildings by using sustainable materials.

Wood use in schools expected to increase

As U.S. designers seek to satisfy the needs of a growing student population, Think Wood anticipates an increase in wood schools over the next decade.

DLR Group celebrates groundbreaking of new T3 West Midtown in Atlanta

On May 17, DLR Group’s Workplace Studio celebrated the official start of construction on T3 West Midtown. T3 (which stands for Timber, Transit, Technology) West Midtown provides the richness, character, and warmth of late 1800s heavy timber buildings with the advantages of modern, class-A construction.

SRG designs cantilevered wood staircase for WSU

Washington State University’s (WSU) Everett-based University Center, designed by SRG Partnership, features a four-story atrium with a cantilevered wood staircase constructed of locally sourced Douglas fir glued lamella stringers that span up to 44 feet.

SGH receives two ACEC Grand Awards

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) received two Grand Awards in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards national competition for the Bahá’í Temple of South America and the John W. Olver Design Building at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst.

Robots cooperate in timber construction

Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled on the top two floors at the DFAB HOUSE construction site.

Think Wood Research Library offers fire and seismic studies

The Think Wood Research Library, launched in 2017, is now stocked with nearly 900 unique pieces of research to aid architects, engineers and other industry professionals in building safe, high-performing buildings, the industry group reported.

AWC’s self-directed study program tops 100 eCourses

The American Wood Council’s (AWC) self-directed study program now has 100 available online courses (eCourses) about wood. Course areas range from the use and application of AWC standards, building codes, design considerations, and green buildings and materials.
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