Concrete, timber system for mid- to high-rise buildings set for GreenBuild premier

Sources: CREE GmbH, Dornbirn, Austria; CP staff

CREE has opened a U.S. office to parlay its LifeCycle Tower (LCT) system, a concrete slab and wood post hybrid design suited to buildings up to 30 stories high. CREE Buildings is based in San Francisco, site of the November 14–15 GreenBuild 2012, where the concept will make its domestic debut.

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Wood Council report: Mass timber, design methodology suit buildings up to 30 stories

Source: Canadian Wood Council (CWC), Vancouver, B.C.

The Case for Tall Wood Buildings validates the use of mass timber products as a viable structural building material option, thanks to a new open design methodology. The CWC-commissioned report highlights wood products’ ability to offer flexible tower construction, meet building codes and be price competitive with concrete and steel structural options.

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