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A new study suggests than many buildings in Seattle cannot withstand large earthquake incidents.

Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

High wooden buildings approved in Washington

Washington has become the first state to allow the construction of high (up to 18 stories) wooden buildings.

At least 3,150 illegally built structures in the wider area of Athens will be demolished after the fatal wildfires in June 23, according to Greek government.

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  • Date occured Thursday, 23 August 2018

Wood presents a lot of benefits as a building material because it is strong, lightweight and environmental friendly. However, only changes in building codes will make wood competitive with steel and concrete.