PSU tests new green wood’s seismic strength

2020-02-14T11:49:30-08:00November 20th, 2018|

Via Portland Tribune Jennifer Anderson January 3, 2017 When the 12-story Framework building planned at Portland’s Northwest 10th Avenue and Glisan Street is complete, it may look to passers-by like any other Pearl District condo tower. Designers and engineers across the country are chasing an innovative style of mass timber construction pioneered in Europe, which they believe will go a long way to reduce the carbon footprint of large buildings.But it will hold a special distinction in the sustainable building world: the nation’s tallest building made primarily from mass timber (long pieces of timber, glue-laminated together). The breakthrough came with the development of cross-laminated timber or CLT: Large, layered