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- Mass timber is a major structural element of an increasing number of skyscrapers, according to a CTBUH survey; now, the fire codes just have to follow.

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The proposed Perkins + Will-designed River Beech Tower, if built, would be the tallest wood structure at 80 stories. Currently in a conceptual phase, the design calls for the use of easily available commercial wood products. (Courtesy Perkins + Will)






The interior of the central atriums would feature bridges that link the tower’s two hemispheres. (Courtesy Perkins + Will)

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Plyscraper city: Tokyo to build 350m tower made of wood

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...ower-wood-w350

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- A skyscraper set to be built in Tokyo will become the world’s tallest to be made of wood. The Japanese wood products company Sumitomo Forestry Co is proposing to build a 350 metre (1,148ft), 70-floor tower to commemorate its 350th anniversary in 2041. Japan’s government has long advertised the advantages of wooden buildings, and in 2010 passed a law requiring it be used for all public buildings of three stories or fewer.

- Sumitomo Forestry said the new building, known as the W350 Project, was an example of “urban development that is kind for humans”, with more high-rise architecture made of wood and covered with greenery “making over cities as forests”. The new building will be predominantly wooden, with just 10% steel. Its internal framework of columns, beams and braces – made of a hybrid of the two materials – will take account of Japan’s high rate of seismic activity. The Tokyo-based architecture firm Nikken Sekkei contributed to the design.

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moving forward on the largest mass timber building in the usa -- in cleveland's ohio city neighborhood market square:

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moving forward on the largest mass timber building in the usa -- in cleveland's ohio city neighborhood market square:
Looks sharp! Love the structural grid being expressed like that. These ain't no twigs...
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A wooden 7-storey lowrise office building in Prince George, British Columbia, meant to showcase what can be done with BC's forestry exports, was built last year. Currently the building code in BC allows for six floor residential buildings that have a concrete podium. This came about in 2009 when the height was relaxed from a maximum of four floors.

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I would really like to know where all this lumber is coming from. I just read a very depressing article in The Economist regarding Death of the Amazon, as deforestation has taken off again under the new President. I hope this lumber isn't coming from the Amazon.
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There is a proposal (using that loosely) for a 62-story complex in Philadelphia called Timber Towers.


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Timber Towers 62-story looks just great
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I would really like to know where all this lumber is coming from. I just read a very depressing article in The Economist regarding Death of the Amazon, as deforestation has taken off again under the new President. I hope this lumber isn't coming from the Amazon.
Yea, I don't think that Canada, which has the second largest amount of forest in the world (after Russia) and is the world's second largest exporter of forestry products, is promoting wood frame buildings as a way to encourage the use of wood from Brazil. Keep in mind that the problem of deforestation in Brazil isn't driven by a desire for a forestry industry which generally sees land harvested and continually re-planted, but rather a desire to clear the land for other uses such as farming and cattle grazing.
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Cleveland's Landmarks Commission clears the way for Market Square Development project in Ohio City to move forward

Design plans include 253 apartments and 550 parking spaces

Posted: 8:01 AM, Apr 26, 2019 Updated: 6:53 PM, Apr 26, 2019
By: John Kosich


CLEVELAND — The possibility that the Market Plaza, a late 80s strip shopping center across the street from the West Side Market was facing the wrecking ball, was not the concern of the City's Landmarks Commission Thursday, but a sense of relief. Their focus was what would become the new neighbor of the iconic Market, the transformational mixed-use, Market Square Development.

The commission approved the design plans for the complex that will include a 7-story apartment building featuring 253 apartments and a 10-story office building that Dan Whalen with Harbor Bay Real Estate of Chicago promises will be unique.

"We're doing timber construction which hasn't been done in this state before, to this level and this scale that we're talking about," said Whalen a native of Willoughby. "So we're going to have the tallest mass timber building in the United States when its all said and done."

Currently, the tallest is an 8-story building in Portland but both will soon be eclipsed by larger projects in the pipeline across the country as developers eye the use of wood which when engineered is on a par with steel and concrete.



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Yea, I don't think that Canada, which has the second largest amount of forest in the world (after Russia) and is the world's second largest exporter of forestry products, is promoting wood frame buildings as a way to encourage the use of wood from Brazil. Keep in mind that the problem of deforestation in Brazil isn't driven by a desire for a forestry industry which generally sees land harvested and continually re-planted, but rather a desire to clear the land for other uses such as farming and cattle grazing.
Most of the backers are from Alberta and British Columbia. Why? Because there's a huge surplus of sustainably harvested timber here with declining domestic uses. How do I know? I'm currently crashing at my mom's place in one of these one-industry towns and they are huge proponents of secondary product manufacturing instead of just shipping raw timber. Makes sense to me especially since these at least are nearly carbon-neutral when compared to traditional builds...
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i need wood around me. wood jerry, wood.
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cleveland is getting a woody!

its the market plaza project.

we have liftoff in 2020 for demo of a strip plaza next to the westside market in march. then foundation work and 2 cranes in the fall.


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In this new neighborhood, every building will be made entirely out of wood

https://www.fastcompany.com/90451958...ly-out-of-wood

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- In an effort to build a more sustainable future, architects and policy makers are nodding to the past with structures entirely made of timber. From a 70-story timber skyscraper in Tokyo to an all-wood, 200,000-plus square foot university residence hall in Arkansas, constructions that have eschewed steel and concrete for forest-grown materials have been sprouting up across the world. Next up in this timber trend: a Copenhagen neighborhood built fully with wood, with housing for 7,000 people, a school, and a focus on integrating nature with city life. --- Danish architecture company Henning Larsen is designing the development, called Fælledby, and working with the city of Copenhagen and public developer By & Havn to bring this all-timber neighborhood to fruition. It’s set to be built beyond the city center on a former dumping site, transforming a junkyard into a place where residents can not just live alongside nature but actively participate in bettering it, says Signe Kongebro, the Henning Larsen partner in charge of the project, over email.

- Fælledby’s three subsections will be connected by “green corridors” that give residents quick access to the great outdoors—”From anywhere in the neighborhood, you are never more than two minutes walking from wild nature,” says Kongebro—and allow local animals a path through the area. Vehicles will be restricted to narrow roads and underground parking, so that they don’t distract from nature. --- For this neighborhood’s construction, Henning Larsen plan to use prefabricated timber panels sourced from partners throughout Europe. “They must of course be sustainably sourced, nontoxic . . . that’s just a minimum,” Kongebro says. Henning Larsen will become Copenhagen’s first new neighborhood built entirely in timber. The Scandanavian city has a rich history in wood construction, with Denmark as a whole most well-known for its “half-timber” architecture that dates back to the Middle Ages. Kongebro sees this new twist on the old ways as a “paradigm shift.”

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Hard to call that sustainable when it looks entirely car-dependent. It's much closer to the previous era of sustainability (living in nature) that promoted garden suburbs than today's focus on reducing GHG emissions.
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Introducing PMX: Our model for how tall timber buildings could work in cities

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- Timber is staging a comeback in the form of a new fire-resistant super wood known as “mass timber,” a building material made of wood pieces compressed together in a factory to create thick beams, columns, and panels. This resurgence is driven in part by environmental advocates, some of whom have highlighted mass timber’s potential to help fight global climate change. Developers are also interested in how mass timber building parts lend themselves to efficient factory production, which can save time (and therefore cost) over existing on-site construction methods. --- To explore how factory-produced timber buildings can grow even taller, we designed a mass timber proto-model at 35 stories — a height that’s yet to be achieved in practice. We call this project Proto-Model X, or PMX. What’s a proto-model, you ask? It’s essentially a digital proof-of-concept that stands in for a real building and provides insights into its hypothetical performance. The concept is borrowed from manufacturing, where it’s common to design one perfect “widget” before producing them en masse in a factory.

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New approach to sustainable building takes shape in Boston

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

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- 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.

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something positive in troubled times --- i hear there was a start on march 23 by the city with utilities work for the cleveland market square intro development.
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Milwaukee is building a 285-foot all-timber high-rise:



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In fact, Ascent, designed by New Land's preferred partner architect Korb and Associates, is stunning; a sleek, modern tower with rich, natural-looking wood finishes. It feels like the best of both modern and classic looks.

The tower will start with a seven-story concrete parking structure (with 8,000 square feet of street-level retail and an elevated indoor/outdoor pool) as a base. Then, with the exception of concrete elevator and stair shafts, the top 16 floors will consist of 230 apartments built entirely of wood.

By wood, it should be clear, we're talking about cross laminated timber (aka CLT), not plywood from the local lumber yard.

CLT is prefabricated, engineered wood panel that is both lightweight and strong and offers elevated acoustic and thermal benefits. It is made by layering kiln-dried lumber in alternating directions and pressed together with structural adhesive.
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good news in the clev --- the 1980s era strip plaza on the market square site was totally demolished yesterday --- it's on!


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cleveland's woody market square intro site cleared and prepping underway --


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