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Catalyst Building: Long-span Mass Timber Innovation

By: Hans-Erik Blomgren, PE, SE, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., Director of Testing and Certification for Structural Products Written for Wood Design & Building, published by the Canadian Wood Council Providing flexible timber solutions for commercial long-span floor and roof applications INTRODUCTION The application of CLT panels as floor and roof structures for commercial buildings in North America […]

‘Build Back Better’ with Sustainable Construction Practices

By: Jim Nicolow, Principal at Lord Aeck Sargent & Taylor Keep, Senior Director of Platform Product Management In the wake of COVID-19, the Biden Administration’s “Build Back Better” economic recovery plan includes investment in modern, sustainable infrastructure to build a clean energy economy. The Administration seeks to mobilize American manufacturing and innovation to create a […]

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Truckers get mass timber headquarters in Washington DC

By Robert Dalheim, Woodworking News “WASHINGTON D.C. – Washington D.C.’s first commercial office building made of mass timber will be leased to the nation’s largest trucking association. Commissioned by Columbia Property Trust and designed by architecture firm Hickok Cole, the project will add 105,000 square feet and two new floors to an existing seven-story office building at […]

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Catalyst Wins AIA 2020 Innovation Award

Catalyst project wins AIA 2020 Innovation Award for Holistic Design

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Wolff Co and Katerra Partner on North Seattle Project Using Cross-Laminated Timber

The Postmark is among the first developments in the country to use CLT for floor and ceiling assemblies.

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Seattle Project Showcases Mass Timber’s Strengths

by Greg Isaacson, Multi-Housing News
“Among the 979 mass timber projects built or in design across the country, a new apartment project north of Seattle illustrates how wood can be efficiently harnessed to create a unique and sustainable mid-rise development. The Postmark, a recently completed 243-unit community in Shoreline, Wash., marks one of the first projects in the U.S. to use cross-laminated timber (CLT), a panelized structural engineered wood product, for floor and ceiling assemblies.”

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Modular Architecture is Back. Is it Better?

By Daniel Davis, ARCHITECT
“Discover the three factors that are driving renewed interest and invention in prefabrication and the factory construction of buildings and building products.”

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Katerra completes construction of its first turnkey residential CLT project in Washington

“This project demonstrates the potential for mass timber to create elegant and sustainable buildings and to introduce significant construction efficiencies through prefabrication and deeper integration between design, manufacturing, and construction.”

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Catalyst Building Honored in 2020 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards

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Katerra and design partner, Michael Green Architects (MGA) were awarded honorable mention in the Commercial category in the 2020 Best of Design Awards this week.

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Chester Weir on Mass Timber | Radio Tacoma Climate Talk

Katerra’s Chester Weir spoke recently on all things CLT with John Doherty, host of Radio Tacoma’s Climate Talks.

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Catalyst: Katerra’s latest building, designed with Michael Green, aims for both zero energy and zero carbon

By Joann Gonchar, Architectural Record

At 159,000 square feet, Catalyst—developed by a subsidiary of the energy company Avista and the engineering, construction, and facility-operations firm McKinstry—is one of North America’s largest buildings to pursue both zero energy and zero carbon certification.