Understanding the Role and Benefits of Structural Timber Trusses in Construction

In the realm of modern construction, structural timber trusses have emerged as a fundamental and aesthetic component for creating robust and efficient roof and floor systems. These triangular frameworks, typically made of timber, provide essential support and stability to various structures. In this article, we will delve into the world of timber trusses, exploring their…

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10 Most Common Myths About Wood

10 common myths about wood in construction 2023

Wood is a material that has been used for centuries in construction. Despite its widespread use and the rise of mass timber construction, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding wood. In this article, we will explore ten of the most common myths of wood. Myth #1: All wood is the same. This is…

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13 of The Tallest Mass Timber Buildings in The World in 2023

Within the past of decade, both commercial and residential applications, structures are being constructed utilizing heavy timbers and varied laminated wood techniques.  In addition, these mass timber buildings which utilize wood for construction not only promote sustainable forests, but also reduces the carbon footprint by storing it. Down below are the top 13 of the…

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Tracheid Separation in Wood Pilings

Tracheid Separation Horse Hair Rot

Tracheid separation in wood pilings — often called “horsehair rot” or “salt kill” — is a common issue that can occur in wood pilings installed in or next to saltwater. You might have seen pilings on a dock or pier in the ocean that look “fuzzy” or like “hair” is peeling off of them.  Tracheid…

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5 Reasons Wood is a Better Building Material Than Steel

timber truss for garden container

Wood has been a popular building material for centuries and for good reason. While steel is a strong and durable material, it may not always be the best choice for construction. Here are a few reasons why wood is a better building material than steel: Sustainability: Wood is a renewable resource and is much more…

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Wood Deck Turning Green? Learn why.

Boat House with Dock & Deck

Wooden decks primarily receive their color from the wood stain they are treated with.  Eventually, these wood stains can fade, so the wooden deck underneath may have unwanted green spots appear if it isn’t consistently maintained and cleaned.  A wood deck has the potential to turn green for a variety of reasons.  However, the most…

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The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Lys Divine Ndemeye

All new episode of The Landscape Architecture Podcast just released! In this episode, the podcast features Lys Divine Ndemeye | BA, MLA | Landscape Designer of Remesha Design and Design Unmuted podcast. Listen to the new episode here: https://www.larchitect.org/lys

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5 Popular Timber Accents or Upgrades in Homes

Some things are just timeless and can’t be beat.  We all know the classics.  Things such as milkshakes and fries or cracker jacks and baseball.   So, when it comes to home improvements, wooden upgrades and renovations are one combo that will never go out of style.  Here are five popular timber accents or upgrades…

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