WHY BUILD WITH WOOD
"We are faced with the two major issues in our time, man-made climate change and a soaring world population. To construct adequate housing for future generations we must reinvent construction so that we can fulfill this need with the minimum effect on our environment."ANDREW WAUGH -PRINCIPAL, WAUGH THISTLETON ARCHITECTURETimber can help solve our global problems. As timber grows it soaks up carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. This is surely what we have been looking for.
Half the world’s seven billion people are in urban areas today, and futurists predict that by 2050, 75% of the people on earth will live and work in cities. The challenge is to find quality, affordable, and environmentally friendly housing for these billions of city dwellers. The answer may well be found in new architectural and engineering technologies that favor wood as the primary building material.