Author: Phil Edwards
How to Build a Wood Skyscraper
Is there a way to replace steel and concrete with wood? That’s the idea behind mass timber.
Is there a way to replace steel and concrete with wood? That’s the idea behind mass timber — a relatively new construction technique that’s making its way from Europe to the United States. In the above video, you can learn how mass timber changes the construction process. Vox’s Phil Edwards visited Ascent Milwaukee, the tallest mass timber building in the world, to see how it all comes together. Many different partners have to reinvent the construction process to make a building like this a reality. Timberlab Project Manger, Taylor Cabot, talks to Vox about the complexities and challenges that went into erecting this historic hybrid timber structure.