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A: concrete and steel will burn just like wood - but have a higher environmental impact during construction
Q: will catastrophes like the recent fires make wood be perceived as a hazardous building material?
Q: Where does all the wood needed come from?
A: Sometimes new stands or bark infested. BUT could still be better than steel and concrete
Sweden has been building factory-produced constructions for decades @profresmith
Labor gap in construction is an opportunity to optimize labor by factory production - esp by working with wood #shouldbewood @profresmith