Innovations in Mass Timber: Sequestering Carbon with Style in Commercial Buildings

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Through architectural photography, technical diagrams, and expert prose, this book explores the environmental benefits as well as stylish and innovative uses of mass timber in commercial buildings.

Prized for its ability to sequester carbon, mass timber, including cross-laminated timbers, glulam beams, and laminated veneer lumber, is entering a critical second phase of its development as a beneficial and stylish building material for nonresidential buildings. Join award-winning author Boyce Thompson on a global tour of 16 of the most innovative and stylish projects made with mass timber.

Content includes:
• Projects such as the intricate Swatch headquarters in Switzerland, the world's tallest mass timber building in Milwaukee, WI, and a fairytale experience at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Denmark
• Sidebars on carbon sequestration, moisture control, and acoustic properties of mass timber
• Information on how software and computer-controlled robotic saws work with wood’s malleability to revolutionize millwork
• Details on how mass timber maximizes forest yields by utilizing small-diameter trees that might otherwise be wasted
• The benefits of how quickly and more accurately mass timber buildings go together with less waste and less neighborhood noise

By Boyce Thompson
Schiffer, 2024
Hardcover, 224 pages
 9 x 1 x 11 inches

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