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.
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