Cross-laminated timber: the future of building?

Seattle Business Magazine
by Andrea Watts and Leslie Helm

It’s strong enough to build high-rises; can it revive a legacy Northwest industry?

Before aerospace, software and coffee defined the Pacific Northwest, timber was the industry that fueled our economy. Now, a radical new approach toward sustainable construction — building high-rises from wood — could bring timber back into the spotlight, stimulating rural economies and promoting forest health in a way that architects, conservation groups and timber companies can get behind.

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