Wood makes for a good structural material with its high strength-to-weight ratio, but its other issues, namely fire performance and moisture sensitivity, could use some help. That's where research and these new structural materials come into play.
Read the latest on new research efforts and products hoping to make wood an even stronger and more versatile building material:
With its high strength-to-weight ratio, wood makes for an awesome structural material. But because of its limitations—fire performance and moisture sensitivity among them—it sometimes needs help to perform at its best.