18th September 2019

The key to safer, more inspiring mid-rise wood designs

Wood is remarkable. It is the only building material that is renewable and offers both flexibility and design freedom. Building codes in the past restricted the height of wood-frame construction, but the growing demand for sustainable materials has changed this. Now, more and more architects and builders are choosing wood for their commercial projects.

However, as wood buildings get taller some concerns arise relating to fire safety, construction moisture, and energy requirements. The answer is continuous insulation (ci) on the exterior made up of noncombustible stone wool. By integrating stone wool into the building envelope and wall assemblies, the design team can maintain its creative vision while averting these concerns.

The design possibilities are endless when pairing wood construction materials with noncombustible stone wool insulation. From traditional styles to the ultramodern, one can design a safe, long-lasting, energy-efficient building that pushes the boundaries of creativity.

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