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UA School of Architecture, Forest Resource Center Collaborate on Sustainable Timber Project

J. Froelich
School of Architecture Dean Peter MacKeith with instructor Jonathan Boelkins holds a sample slab of cross laminated timber. With a USDA grant, the school will build and test CLT as a sustainable foundational building material to rival concrete and steel.

The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas is collaborating with the University of Arkansas’s Forest Resources Center in Monticello on a $250,000 grant project funded by USDA Forest Service Wood Innovations program to source sustainable foundational construction materials to promote forest health.

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