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MODERN Skysrcrapers ... made of WOOD ... for REAL

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MODERN Skysrcrapers ... made of WOOD ... for REAL

I'm thinking that this kind of building can inspire our World Builders for both building exteriors and interiors in Titan City.
However, from a "historical" perspective, I can only imagine a FEW such buildings being in the city, and they would need to be built VERY recently, since this is a NEW construction method (unlike concrete and steel construction).

Of course, the reason why all such buildings would be new would not be for the reason why every building in Berk is new ...


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High rises and flammable wood

High rises and flammable wood. Not a good combination.

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Did you watch (and listen) to

Did you watch (and listen) to the first video I linked?
Not the one about Berk ...

Also, glass and steel buildings have shown themselves prone to failure in fire conditions too ...


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Pretty much any high-rise

Pretty much any high-rise building has to deal with fire and/or structural failure issues no matter what it's made of. If they can come up with ways to create modern skyscrapers with wood I have no problem with it.

There are wooden bridges in the world that are hundreds of years old so the material can withstand the test of time if it's used and maintained properly. If nature can manage to grow a giant sequoia tree to be over 300 feet tall then I'm sure we can engineer something taller using that kind of material.

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Brock Commons (UBC) in

Brock Commons (UBC) in Vancouver is built this way. CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) beams and panels and treated so that it doesn't burn. Japan is also planning a Mass Timber skyscraper, it will also have plants growing inside and outside the structure like the Oasia Hotel in Singapore.

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StellarAgent wrote:
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Brock Commons (UBC) in Vancouver is built this way. CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) beams and panels and treated so that it doesn't burn. Japan is also planning a Mass Timber skyscraper, it will also have plants growing inside and outside the structure like the Oasia Hotel in Singapore.

AWESOME!!!

Can we get some (as in, maybe ... 1-3?) buildings like these in Titan City? Perhaps as (at least) one of the buildings associated with Ephesus University or the NRD?

18 story building ... built in 9.5 weeks.
In a city where buildings might get destroyed by the actions of people with (and without) superpowers ... that might be a relevant consideration for "new" buildings ...


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At 3:30 they nod to the

At 3:30 they nod to the danger of fire and say the critical beams are coated and as fireproof as concrete.

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I'll see if I can find the

I'll see if I can find the video. They held a blow torch to the beams for over an hour and all it did was discolour and a tiny wisp of smoke.

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I mean if there's smoke there

I mean if there's smoke there's fire....but it could just be the coating combusting.

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If a building is on fire, you

If a building is on fire, you want the building to stay standing long enough to get the people/pets inside of it to safety and evacuated ... and then it can collapse. You run into problems when the building collapses before the evacuation is complete.

Now some people will say that buildings ought to be UTTERLY impervious to fire(s) of any size whatsoever, but that's not a realistic (let alone reasonable) expectation or design parameter.
That's like expecting cars to be completely uncrushable no matter how much (impact) force gets applied to them.

You need a building that is strong and sturdy, sure ... but you also want it to be something that can be evacuated fast enough to empty SAFELY prior to a catastrophic collapse. That way, you don't make the Perfect™ the enemy of the Good Enough™.


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Redlynne wrote:
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You need a building that is strong and sturdy, sure ... but you also want it to be something that can be evacuated fast enough to empty SAFELY prior to a catastrophic collapse. That way, you don't make the Perfect™ the enemy of the Good Enough™.

I think this is more of a Design constraint than an issue of materials. I would also hope my Car is well designed, so I can get out before the tanks crush me. *grin*

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