Month: September 2019

Rice architect, sustainability director on mass timber construction

Rice University recently announced plans for what could be the first so-called mass timber building in Houston. Mass timber construction, an alternative to concrete and steel, uses engineered wood for the structural components of a building, reducing its carbon footprint, experts say. The movement toward this type of construction is on the rise. As of

Homes and gardens events around Portland: Dahlia festival, iris sale and more

Story and Stroll: a.m.-: p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Sept. . This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement and outdoor play. Register in the Nature Center minutes before the program starts. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.; oregonstateparks Free Garden Tours at Pittock Mansion: a.m.- p.m. second and fourth Saturdays of each month through