“More builders are choosing timber for offices, apartments and campus buildings, rather than the concrete and steel that dominated construction for decades. They scored a huge win recently when the International Code Council said some wooden buildings could climb as high as 18 stories, more than twice the current permissible height, without compromising safety,” writes CJ Hughes in a recent Seattle Times article: Things are looking up for wood-building developers as code council backs higher heights
Long-anticipating these code changes, Coughlin Porter Lundeen has actively explored the opportunities and challenges associated with mass timber building and champion its integration into mid and high-rise design applications. Our approach offers creativity, a library of innovative mass timber framing assemblies, and a network of industry contacts. Through years of research, design, and determination, we have authored a proven formula for successful mass timber implementation and we stand by it as the sustainable building material of the future. We would love to share more about why. Please contact Chris Duvall if you’re interested in setting up an informational meeting.