Timber could still have a big role to play in buildings of the future


From concrete and steel to bricks and bamboo, the materials used to construct the buildings people live and work in are wide and varied.

As technology develops at a rapid pace it’s perhaps counterintuitive to think that timber, a material which has been used in buildings for thousands of years, could have a role to play in the future. The reality, however, is a little different.

In Vancouver, Canada, timber has played a crucial part in the construction of a building called Ronald McDonald House. Opened in 2014 and located within the grounds of the BC Children’s Hospital, it provides accommodation for the families of children being treated for serious illnesses.

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