As Mass Timber Takes Off, How Green Is This New Building Material?

Mass timber construction is on the rise, with advocates saying it could revolutionize the building industry and be part of a climate change solution. But some are questioning whether the logging and manufacturing required to produce the new material outweigh any benefits. BY JIM ROBBINS • APRIL 9, 2019 The eight-story Carbon 12 building in Portland, Oregon is the tallest commercial […]

Researchers re-engineer cob into sustainable new building material CobBauge

Rima Sabina Aouf |  March 2019   Ancient building material cob has been brought up to contemporary standards by a team of British and French researchers, who see it as an environmentally friendlyoption for homes. The team, led by Steve Goodhew from the University of Plymouth, have created a new version of cob – a building material made of a […]