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Source: Helena Independent Record by: Holly Michels Although Montana has turned a corner on the number of new forested acres infested with bark beetles, there’s concern that one particular type of bug that thrives in burned trees could make a comeback after the summer’s massive fires. “When trees get fire-scorched they may not die, but […]

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Source: University of Washington STORY BY DEANNA DUFF Cross-laminated timber could ‘forge new links between lands and people’ A new type of wood reduces atmospheric carbon, can be made of damaged trees, is fire-resistant and is easy to produce could revive the depressed economies in Washington’s rural timber communities. Trees line the Madison Park neighborhood that […]

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Source: Bloomberg Forests give us shade, quiet and one of the harder challenges in the fight against climate change. Even as we humans count on forests to soak up a good share of the carbon dioxide we produce, we are threatening their ability to do so. The climate change we are hastening could one day leave us with […]

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Source: Gineersnow.com Through the years, architecture has been getting more and more futuristic. An example of the latest development in this field is the creation of Italian architect Renato Vidal. He developed a foldable earthquake-proof house, that comes prefabricated and only takes less than a day to install. The project is called the M.A.Di home. […]

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Source: Seattle Business Magazine by Andrea Watts & Leslie Helm Before aerospace, software and coffee defined the Pacific Northwest, timber was the industry that fueled our economy. Now, a radical new approach toward sustainable construction — building high-rises from wood — could bring timber back into the spotlight, stimulating rural economies and promoting forest health in a way […]

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Source: The Daily World by DAN HAMMOCK   Cross laminated timber, or CLT, is being touted as a revolutionary and environmentally friendly building material that can support structures reaching 12 stories and potentially higher, and could a game-changing economic factor that timber communities have been looking for since the industry began to decline three decades ago. […]

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Source: ZH Architects The Ethical Case For Cross-Laminate Timber Construction in Passive House Design Earlier this summer we were honored to present at the Passive House Conference in New York City. Our Certified Passive House Designer Staz Zakrzewski teamed up with Matthew Lee of Lee Properties Group and talked about challenges and opportunities offered by CLT, […]

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Source: Building Construction Design Locking up carbon and unlocking the full potential of timber We may commonly hear the term ‘carbon sequestration’ but what does it actually mean? The dictionary definition of sequestration is ‘isolated and hidden away’. To put it simply, it is the process of capture and long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide […]

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Source: Scientific American Tall timber buildings could produce fewer emissions and sequester carbon dioxide What – Brock Commons Tallwood House Height – 18 stories, 53 meters Avoided Greenhouse Gas Emissions – 679 metric tons of CO2 Carbon Stored in the Wood – 1753 metric tons of CO2 Total Potential Carbon Benefit – 2432 metric tons of CO2 A wood skyscraper […]

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Source: Popular Science Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, compliments of the Luftwaffe,” Waugh says—and then spent […]

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Source: Structurlam A building material with a long-standing history in construction, mass timber is recognized as being a durable and sustainable building option. Most commonly known as cross-laminated timber, or CLT, structures using mass timber have made their mark on projects around the globe, from London to Vancouver. Its popularity comes from the material being […]

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Source: Building Design and Construction A CLT expert clears up several common misconceptions and myths surrounding the use of wood as a building material. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) was initially developed in Europe as an alternative to stone, masonry and concrete construction. It is essentially mass timber plates made from smaller framing lumber laminated crosswise on […]

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The building industry is constantly growing, evolving, and changing. As technology and science continue to advance, new products are created every day. The Forest Products industry is no different. One of the newest advances within the Forest Products Industry is the development of CLT. In the next few months we will be posting articles and […]

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Source: Healthy Forest Healthy Communities This past summer, wildfires scorched nearly eight million acres across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Most of the fires, which cost taxpayers $2 billion to fight, were on national forest land. Increased fuel loads over the last century—resulting from trees that are diseased, insect infested, and dead—are a major cause […]

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Source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation INFLUENCE OF BEETLE KILL ON ELK AND HUNTER RESOURCES SELECTION​ AND INTERACTIONS The epidemic of mountain beetle kill within the forests of the West is well documented with more than 1.5 million acres of forest affected in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming alone. Such changes have a dramatic impact on […]

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