Tag Archives: wood high-rise

Poll: Tall wood is a threat to public safety

September 14, 2018

NCMA eNews September 13, 2018 Three in four Americans say proposals to allow taller buildings to be constructed with wood raise serious concerns for public safety, according to a new national public opinion poll conducted by the Portland Cement Association. When asked about proposals to change the nation's model building code to allow wood construction…
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Take Action – Keep the Public Safe From Tall Wood Buildings

July 10, 2018

From NCMA July 6, 2018 The International Code Council soon will vote on proposed code changes that among other things would allow tall wood buildings to be built up to 18 stories, despite a lack of rigorous scientific or in-the-field fire and structural testing. NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION by urging the ICC…
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Another day, another wood-framed apartment fire

December 29, 2017

From NCMA's eNews December 28, 2017 On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, days after a wood-framed retail-apartment complex under construction in Oakland, CA, was destroyed for the second time in a year, five firefighters were injured in a fire that destroyed four three-story multi-family homes in Waterbury, CT, exemplifying the danger with wood-framed residential buildings. Read…
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After Raleigh apartment fire, safety of wood construction questioned

December 29, 2017

From NCMA's eNews December 28, 2017 As flames chewed through hundreds of thousands of board feet of exposed lumber and plywood in a spectacular fire at an under-construction apartment building in downtown Raleigh last week, a question swirled like smoke. Why build an apartment out of wood? Read more. 
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