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Wood: a construction material for tall buildings

Nature Reviews Materials volume 2, Article number: 17051 (2017) | Download Citation

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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