How Timber High-Rises Meet Fire Codes

Oregon is working to give the Pacific Northwest’s timber industry a boost by encouraging timber high-rises. Made with strong cross-laminated timber, the material is more sustainable and has a smaller carbon footprint compared with concrete.

Cross-laminated timber producers are quite aware of wood’s history of, you know, burning. If you’re curious, here’s one look into how the material holds up, from Fire Safety Journal.