WoodWorks, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Lab and Softwood Lumber Board, conducted a second series of blast tests on three existing two-story, single-bay cross-laminated timber (CLT) structures at Tyndall Air Force Base—the same structures involved in a series of initial blast tests performed in 2016.
At a time when engineers, designers and builders must find solutions for a resource constrained environment, new wood technology, materials and science are accelerating efforts to enhance safety and structural performance. International Building Code requires all building systems, regardless of materials used, to perform to the same level of health and safety standards.
New York, Brooklyn-born hardwood flooring company Madera is introducing a new collection of high-quality, handmade wood floors in a series of unique colors. The collection is rolling out this fall, with a variety of vibrant, beautiful colors: Indigo, a lustrous deep blue, Ochre, a warm golden hue, Green, a calm lucid turquoise, and Vermillion Red, a dramatic scarlet, along with black and white.
WoodWorks has extended the deadline for its 2018 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in wood design, engineering, and construction, as well as innovative projects that showcase attributes of wood such as strength, beauty, versatility, cost effectiveness, and sustainability. The extended deadline for nominations is October 13, 2017.
Katerra yesterday announced its plans to open a new factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, where it will produce mass timber products including cross-laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam. Mass timber represents the future of high performance building technology as a new market for building materials that are safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly.
Flansburgh Architects of Boston, has designed the new $5.5 million Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance, the home of the internationally acclaimed dance festival. The Perles Family Studio is an integral part of the Pillow’s five-year strategic plan, Vision ‘22, which launches the Pillow as a year-round campus for programs, research, and development with initiatives made possible through a deep commitment to The School at Jacob’s Pillow, artist residencies, community engagement, and educational programs.