Newest Sustainable Building Material...Wood?

David Trammel's picture

Ok I had a good laugh at the title but there has been some interesting developments on using wood for a building material.

The hottest new thing in sustainable building is, uh, wood

Building with laminated wood isn't new. Howard Hugh's used wood to build the hanger for his Spruce Goose in 1943. I actually worked in that building in the 1990s when I worked on the movie "Titanic" and I can tell you the place was huge. Its since been remodeled as an office building but you can still see the wooden beams and walls in this article.

Google transforms historic 1943 airplane hangar into massive timber office

Now that's a building that has spirit and style.

Like anything it can be used in a unsustainable manner, lets hope the rush to provide it doesn't cause more problems.