Led by Boston-based design firm Generate and including prominent local names like Consligli Construction and major international firms like Arup Engineering, the Tallhouse project is aimed at speeding up the adoption of mass timber building techniques and taking the risk out of the design and development process. To that end a group of seven design, engineering and development firms have launched a new catalogue of mass timber design systems in an effort to simultaneously lower new buildings’ carbon footprint and make housing construction cheap enough to meet the burgeoning demand for new homes. Thanks to recently approved and upcoming changes in the building code, mass timber construction is gaining popularity in Massachusetts.
FEA compiles the Wood Markets News from various 3rd party sources to provide readers with the latest news impacting forest product markets. Opinions or views expressed in these articles do not necessarily represent those of FEA.
Aiming to Shrink Housing Costs, Boston Firms Launch Catalogue of Mass Timber Designs