Forget the log cabin. Wood buildings are climbing skyward - with pluses for the planet.
AMHERST, Mass. - Research assistant Conrado Araujo punches a key, mighty electromechanical motors surge, and a giant steel arm begins to bear down on a long wooden beam with thousands of pounds of pressure. In this airy lab on the ground floor of a four-story building made of similar beams, the crucial question is when the wood will break.
Dec 14. 2019