Fired Up! Tall timber tower passes key test in USA

 

CONSTANTLY "putting out fires" is no way to run a major political campaign, but advocates of tall wood construction are happy to do it if it will win over the many doubters of their product. This month, the designers behind Framework, a 12 storey, mass-timber tower in Portland OR, just put out several fires, and they are excited to tell the world. Extensive testing on what would be the tallest US wood structure has allayed many concerns about the ability of its key structural components — including glulam and crosslaminated timber (CLT) — to maintain their integrity during a two-hour blaze ....  READ MORE on page 12 & 13 of the timber & FORESTRY e-News.