Use of wood for bigger construction projects may be possible

03/22/2012 | ·

Wood may take on a bigger role in construction as some in the industry are reinventing the use of engineered wood for large-scale buildings. Canadian architect Michael Green says laminated wood beams and slabs can often replace concrete and steel because they have similar properties -- and a wooden building is more environmentally friendly. Green has plans for a 30-story wood building, and in British Columbia, qualified firms will be sought to design a 10-story Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George.

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