Coming from a wood background, it is a bit disappointing that most (low- to mid-rise) curtain-walls or storefront glazed walls contain only aluminum mullions as their support around here (US). It appears that many architects simply don’t specify these in wood. This fact came to my attention again last weekend when I visited the recently […] Read more..
With the economy where it is, any free help is greatly appreciated. So if you are an engineer or an architect who works with wood (or would like to if you knew more about it), sign up for any of these webinars by WoodWorks and learn about this great material from the “comfort” of your […] Read more..
Just came across these amazing images of a Chinese temple under construction (thanks to Alex from China for sending me the link).
In addition to reading what I post on building with wood, you can now also look at the News page in my Timber Engineering Reference. The presented news items are pulled in live from a variety of news sources and displayed as headlines for quick browsing. At this point you can find there English and […] Read more..
If you have built an outstanding wood structure between January 2005 and September 2008, then consider submitting it to the 2008 Wood Award. The main categories are: Non-residential, Institutional, Architectural Interiors Commercial – Small, Large Residential – Single Family, Multi-family Remodeled – Non-residential, Residential International Building Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 10, 2008 and […] Read more..
I just came across these videos on the Unadilla website (a glulam manufacturer in Unadilla, NY). The first video shows how they fed a z-shape arch through the planer and the second video shows them flipping it. Pretty amazing.
If your mental image of a Swiss mountain hut consists of a small, weathered log hut with gable roof encircled by flowing meadows and grazing cows, think again. Or rather look up! All the way to an altitude of 2883 meters (9,500 ft) near Zermatt in Switzerland. That’s where in September 2009 you’ll find the […] Read more..