Wood: a construction material for tall buildings

Wood has great potential as a building material, because it is strong and lightweight, environmentally friendly and can be used in prefabricated buildings. However, only changes in building codes will make wood competitive with steel and concrete.

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  1. University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, British Columbia V2N 4Z9, Canada.

    • Guido Wimmers


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Correspondence to Guido Wimmers.