Wood grows high in construction

Wood is the building material of the future. Austria’s timber construction pioneers did the preparatory work. Now the land of the future is lagging behind.


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Showcase project HoHo in the Seestadt Aspern in Vienna. HOHO / DERFRITZ

Sigi Fritz, specialist for turnkey wooden architect houses in Vorarlberg and chairman of the industry association Holzbau Austria, leaves no room for doubt: “Building with wood is easy,” says Fritz. For years his guild went to public places to explain the advantages of the renewable raw material in construction. Now it has finally arrived and not only single-family houses, but also kindergartens, district authorities or multi-storey houses are being built in wood. “I think there will be more,” says Fritz, who works in the carpentry …

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Accessed on March 18, 2021 at 05:11 am on https://www.sn.at/wirtschaft/oesterreich/holz-waechst-am-bau-hoch-hinaus-101212942

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