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USDA Invests $2 Million in Sustainable Wooden Skyscraper Competition

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 25, 2014 01:12 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Mar 24, 2014


Last week at a meeting hosted by the White House, the USDA announced plans to host a competition encouraging architects, engineers, and builders to start designing and building high rises out of a simple and unexpected building material -- wood. With so many




 

 

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Last week at a meeting hosted by the White House, the USDA announced plans to host a competition encouraging architects, engineers, and builders to start designing and building high rises out of a simple and unexpected building material — wood. With so many modern buildings made of concrete and steel, it may seem like a strange choice, but the truth is that new technologies are already producing incredibly strong, lightweight, and flame-resistant timber that could drastically reduce building time and carbon emissions compared to conventional building materials.

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