Is it time to swallow the off-site pill?

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Katherine Wade and Oliver Neve assess the declining health of the construction industry and offer some medication for its recovery.

 

Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook

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Within each of the above...

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Cross-laminated timber: structural principlesnavigation-arrow

This revision includes an additional detail for floor supported on glulam beam, as well as various minor amendments.

 

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