As early as 1970, the structural engineering and building safety community recognized that a large number of two-, three- and four-story wood frame buildings designed with the first floor used either for parking or commercial space were built with readily identifiable structural system deficiencies, referred to as a “soft story”.
Why Tree Farms?
One of the biggest controversies in the world of green building is how trees are forested. More than 95% of the original forests in the United States have been razed. Yet, according to the American Forest and Paper Association, there are more trees in the United States now than there were when the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts nearly 400 years ago. On the surface, that seems like a good thing, but once we dig deeper into the issue, our views may be more tempered.
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There is no doubt that steel can bring a lot to the table when it comes to the design and overall concept of a frame, especially when someone is trying to marry a rustic look with an industrial look.
Using engineered lumber, which uses chips and small pieces of solid wood glued or laminated together, is another way to make sure that wood resources are not wasted—and engineered products often result in a better house. Once the exclusive domain of commercial buildings and high-end houses, engineered lumber is now commonplace in conventional construction.