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Timber Buildings Are Growing In Popularity, But Are They Safe?

CBS News
Builders in Oregon will break ground early next year on this country's tallest building made primarily of wood. The 12-story, 60-unit apartment complex in Portland called Framework is part of a national boom in wood construction, but some fire experts are raising alarms about the safe...

Software Lumber Outlook For 2018 Shaped By Wildfires, Tariffs

Filed in Business Management, Economics
Softwood lumber prices closed out the year at or near record highs in most areas of the country — making the average Random Lengths Composite Price for 2017 the highest in 20 years. “Prices surged early in the year due to the arbitrary tariffs levied on softwood lumber imports from Can...

After London Tower Fire, Group Develops Risk Assessment Tool

From NCMA's eNews
Six months after flames engulfed a London high-rise and sparked concerns about similarly-clad buildings around the world, a The National Association of State Fire Marshalls Research Foundation has developed a tool aimed at making buildings safer. The NAFSM Foundation says its free risk...

Construction Site Fire In Denver: 2 Missing, 5 Injured

Jean Lotus, Patch Staff
Construction Workers Broke Bones "Jumping Off The 2nd And 3rd Floor" As Building Went Up In Flames A Denver Fire Spokesperson Said. Two persons were still unaccounted for Wednesday in a mid-afternoon Denver construction site fire that completely destroyed an apartment building under co...

Cardiff Scientists Are Set Out To Develop Self-Healing Masonry

Amit Malewar
A system that can be simply applied to building stone and masonry to give it self-healing properties.   In order to develop buildings and historic structures, Cardiff scientists are exploiting the unique properties of bacteria to help develop a self-healing masonry. The system can be ...

Timber is Oregon's Biggest Carbon Polluter

Carl Segerstrom
A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT FORESTS ARE KEY TO REDUCING THE STATE’S CLIMATE IMPACTS. A study from Oregon State University has found that logging and wood products are the biggest source of carbon dioxide in Oregon. The wood products sector generated about 1.5 times more CO2 emissions than t...