Newest Sustainable Building Material...Wood?
Ok I had a good laugh at the title but there has been some interesting developments on using wood for a building material.
Building with laminated wood isn't new. Howard Hugh's used wood to build the hanger for his Spruce Goose in 1943. I actually worked in that building in the 1990s when I worked on the movie "Titanic" and I can tell you the place was huge. Its since been remodeled as an office building but you can still see the wooden beams and walls in this article.
Now that's a building that has spirit and style.
Like anything it can be used in a unsustainable manner, lets hope the rush to provide it doesn't cause more problems.