Building with wood has a number of advantages. For the past five years, Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) has been educating individuals in the Southeast about these benefits, including the fact wood takes less energy to produce than most other building materials, giving it a lower carbon footprint.
Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) has added California-based company Katerra to its member program. Katerra joined the institute as a Founding Member, giving $50,000 toward the institute’s mission of researching, educating and providing resources for industry stakeholders in a variety of disciplines to advance wood-based products.
In the spring of 2017, Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design (WU+D) Institute, along with the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, School of Architecture, Department of Construction Science and Management, and Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, was presented with an opportunity to share an existing 12,000-foot, high bay facility in Pendleton, SC. This space will […]
A study from a pair of Clemson University professors has concluded that natural resource-based sectors contribute $33.4 billion in economic activity annually to the South Carolina economy.
In a nondescript industrial steel building not far from Clemson University's main campus, civil engineers fire two-by-four lumber out of an air cannon and test model buildings in a 50-mph wind tunnel to study the damaging effects of high-speed winds, like those created by tornadoes and by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The list of founding partners for Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute continues to grow as two more companies have made donations to help support the advancement of the wood products building industry.
Forestry industry leaders from across South Carolina converged on Clemson University Tuesday for an all-day conference billed as an opportunity to forge collaborations between business and higher education.
Clemson University’s School of Architecture has created an innovative new construction method that is gaining worldwide attention for its potential market impact in rapid, low-tech sustainable housing.
The Clemson University Wood Utilization and Design Institute continues to add to its cadre of founding partners and has received a $50,000 boost to help support the advancement of the South Carolina wood industry.
Wood is diverse, plentiful and sustainable – three reasons why it is the preferred building material for many in South Carolina. Clemson University, together with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, along with the S.C. Forestry Commission, S.C. Forestry Association, S.C. Biomass Council, Woodworks, the American Wood Council, the APA – The Engineered Wood Association, struck out across the state to tout the benefits of building with wood.
The forestry sector in South Carolina has an annual economic impact of $18.6 billion, employs more than 90,000 people, is the largest harvested crop at $759 million and is the No. 1 export commodity from the Port of Charleston at $1.5 billion. And yet, there remains plenty of room for growth.
Kaitlynn Lewis and Jacob Young are students in business management, not construction, but an outside-the-classroom mission has the entrepreneurial pair building bridges in the international community for Clemson University. Their construction project involves building a relationship between Clemson University and the Canadian wood-construction industry aimed at creating synergies that will benefit South Carolina’s $18.6-billion forest […]
A group of Clemson students and professors have spent the last two years designing and building a three-bedroom, low-environmental-impact, net-zero, solar home — called Indigo Pine — that is put together like a jigsaw puzzle. And it has a very distinctive Southern feel — front porch included.
A team of Clemson University students and faculty will unveil their innovative new solar home on a national stage in Irvine, California, this week as judging begins in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015.
Finding new markets for South Carolina’s abundance of timber, changing how commercial buildings are constructed and keeping the state’s more than 13 million acres of timberland healthy is the focus of a $250,000 grant awarded to Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D).