Tall Mass Timber Code Changes Get Final Approval

Advancing the construction of tall wood buildings will help reduce the costs and increase the economic benefits of building construction. Wood building construction directly supports jobs in areas of rural America that have yet to recover from the recession.

The rise of green building practices means more attention on how our country's buildings impact the environment. Among the major construction materials, wood provides the lowest life-cycle impact, and architects and engineers have increasingly turned their attention to using it to lessen the environmental burdens associated with the building sector.