• Oregon Becomes the First State to Legalize Mass Timber High Rises

    3 monthes ago - By Arch Daily

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    Oregon has become the first state in the U.S. to allow timber buildings to rise higher than six stories without special consideration. The recent addendum to the state's building code is the result of Oregon's statewide alternate method , a program that allows for alternate building techniques to be used after an advisory council has approved the “technical and scientific facts of the proposed alternate method.” The decision stands as a precedent for future construction across the United States.
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