Midwest’s First Two-Story Mass Timber Building Under Way

By Cindy Riley
Construction Equipment Guide
January 2, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US East

When it opens in early 2025, the new headquarters for Cincinnati Public Radio (CPR) will serve as the first two-story mass timber building in the Midwest, and the first of its kind locally. Skanska and CPR broke ground on the $32 million project in August. …”Skanska shares an environmental consciousness with CPR, and as the first mass timber building in Cincinnati, this project takes sustainability to the next level,” said Chris Hopper, Skanska USA Building vice president and general manager of Ohio. Adding, “Building with mass timber, when compared to concrete or steel, typically reduces a structure’s carbon footprint due to its natural carbon sequestration. Additionally, mass timber is a renewable resource that can be sourced locally from sustainably managed forests, reducing vehicle miles traveled.”

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