Coulda. Wooda. – Building a Wooden Skyscraper

April 21, 2023

What might have seemed impossible not too long ago is real, solid, and very cool.

3 Responses to “Coulda. Wooda. – Building a Wooden Skyscraper”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Sourcing for the materials has to (and will) change. Once production sites are established in North America, the threshold for US construction should drop precipitously.

  2. Gingerbaker Says:

    This gives me the heebie-jeebies. I don’t think we know what the lifespan of engineered lumber is going to be, and a skyscraper would be the last place I would want to act as a laboratory. You are placing your life in the hands of chemical resins which are under tremendous stress and have only been used for the past few decades.

    Meanwhile, we have steel, which we know works and we know that it works for a very long time indeed in giant structures. Making giant structures out of wood for the benefit of the environment is a boutique application at best and will not amount to anything approaching statistical significance in the battle to solve AGW. IOW, this is a bad idea.

  3. gmrmt Says:

    A hybrid wood/concret building will still massively cut down cement use.

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