View Single Post
  #56  
Old Posted Mar 6, 2020, 5:29 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 49,886
New approach to sustainable building takes shape in Boston

https://techxplore.com/news/2020-03-...le-boston.html

Quote:
.....

- Designed by architects from MIT and the design and construction firm Placetailor, the five-story building's structure will be made from cross-laminated timber (CLT), which eliminates most of the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with standard building materials. It will be assembled on site mostly from factory-built subunits, and it will be so energy-efficient that its net carbon emissions will be essentially zero. --- Wood construction has tended to be limited to single-family houses or smaller apartment buildings with just a few units, narrowing the impact that it can have in urban areas. But recent developments—involving the production of large-scale wood components, known as mass timber; the use of techniques such as cross-laminated timber; and changes in U.S. building codes—now make it possible to extend wood's reach into much larger buildings, potentially up to 18 stories high.

.....



__________________
ASDFGHJK
Reply With Quote