thermal modification

May 4, 2021

Alternative Sources During Shortages and Rising Costs of Building Materials.

The lumber industry is in full spring swing, but with the prices of lumber rising two fold, the construction season may hit a major snag. Current […]
July 2, 2019

California specifiers gather for social event at Newport Beach.

I had the pleasure of attending this “mix & mingle” event hosted by Fabrice Spies and his company SoCal Building Solutions. It was a great opportunity […]
April 2, 2019

Thermally Modified Wood draws attention at 2019 International Builders Show

Las Vegas was the host city for the 2019 International Builder Show. Visitors from across North America and many other countries attended the three day exhibition. […]
March 6, 2019

Urban Wood Forum. A peak into the future of wood structures in urban centers.

I had the pleasure of attending a discussion forum on the advancement of wood structures being specified in urban areas such as the City of Toronto. […]
December 3, 2018

What to consider when choosing wood over other siding options.

Wood siding has been a favorite for specification by Architects for many years. You could say that it’s the grandpa of architecture. Mainly installed with a […]
November 1, 2018

Thermal Modification vs Torrefaction. Are there similarities?

Its a question that gets asked of me on a frequent basis.  Torrefaction of wood dates back to the Second World War. The technology was created […]
October 1, 2018

This woods beauty extends below the surface!

Thermally modified wood has some hidden secrets that need to be brought to the surface. Once wood is thermally modified it changes it’s genetic makeup but […]
August 30, 2018

Thermal modification, which is an emerging, chemical-free technology in the U.S., can add substantial value to wood.

The forest products industry is vital to the economic health of many regions of the U.S.; however, in many areas wood harvest volumes remain well below […]
August 1, 2018

At BUILD By Ben and H. Bee Architecture, our interests are aligned in finding new materials to work with and incorporate into our work.

Finding unique products to work and design with in any industry is an exciting and energizing discovery. It gives a renewed style and function that you […]