What are wooden skyscrapers?

Skyscrapers are the tall building structures found mostly in cities. These tall structures that are being built using cement and concrete are recently adding the oldest constructional material, “timber” to them. The wood of timber is also called Lumber, which was mostly used by our ancestors. Such structures are called Wooden skyscrapers or Wood scrapers or even Plyscrapers.

Wood Scrapers

The timber wood was previously used for constructing structural applications such as beams, walls, doors, floors, formwork, and panels. The recent engineers are again after this material, to construct huge structures using concrete jointed timber frames that support the buildings with great strength.

The structures are made using mass timber with supplementary reinforced concrete at the connecting joints. These constructions which can compete with reinforced concrete and steel reduces the carbon footprint by 60 percent to 75 percent. These structures were checked for technical feasibility and found great.

At Vancouver

The Brock Commons Tallwood House, claims to be the tallest timber structure which is at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, designed by the Canadian practice Acton Ostry Architects Inc. This building stretches up to a height of 53 meters and houses 404 students of the University.

This building also has the credit of the quickest project of its type, as it was completed in a very short span of time than expected. After the prefabricated components were made ready for assembling, this building was completed in 70 days. Along with its benefits from using timber wood, the construction of this building was made contributing zero pollution, noise and on-site traffic.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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