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October 16, 2019
European consortium forms to promote timber as choice for multi-storey buildings
Armed with €10m in EU funding, a consortium of 21 European companies and organisations has formed to try and make timber the material of choice for multi-storey buildings instead of steel and concrete. Their aim over the next four years is to remove barriers to timber construction by developing standard, industrialised timber building systems, while documenting the environmental, economic and social benefits. The group believes timber could be used to build the estimated 1.6 million new apartment units needed every year across Europe. Partners include universities ...
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