Wooden Skyscrapers Are On The Rise - Cheddar Explains


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  • Daniel Laycock
    Daniel Laycock  6 hours back

    I for one think that this is a really great idea because it creates an economic incentive to sustain and grow forests.

    • Anthony Brawn
      Anthony Brawn  2 weeks back

      Glad I'm getting into carpentry

      • Pascal Buffalo
        Pascal Buffalo  2 weeks back

        And then someone forgets to turn off the stove.....

        • MrFreaggle
          MrFreaggle  2 weeks back

          There is a wrong fact here. Cross laminated timber already exists since the mid 19th century, and not only for 20 years :D

          • Hi Mates
            Hi Mates  2 weeks back

            It’s not our fault if the building catches on fire by sneezing on it

            • Jon W
              Jon W  3 weeks back

              I would not do condo life, period. Cities ARE unliveable.

              • Not important Please don’t

                Wood skyscrapers: exists”

                Time: Im about to rot this man whole career

                Termites: im about to eat this mans whole career

                Lighting: Im about burn this mans whole career

                The guy who’s smokes: Im also going to burn this mans whole career

                • Dominique Hipolito
                  Dominique Hipolito  2 months back

                  So basically, make more wood to capture the carbon. Blunt force solution, but I dig it.

                  • snurk agurk
                    snurk agurk  2 months back

                    If we can terraform mars, why not terraform earth first

                    • snurk agurk
                      snurk agurk  2 months back

                      Ye, but when will planes be cheap enough for anyone to buy

                      • Joshua Levy
                        Joshua Levy  2 months back

                        Increased fire hazard, termites, wood decay, etc.
                        This must be some really durable alien wood.

                        • Sebastian Elliott
                          Sebastian Elliott  2 months back

                          Building with wood increases the demand for forests. Sustainably managed forests cut down trees once their rate of carbon sequestriation, as in taking in carbon from the atmosphere, starts to decrease. Planting a new tree in it's place increases the rate of carbon intake.

                          • sacaratul
                            sacaratul  2 months back

                            Wooden buildings:

                            Teremites:Im gonna ruin this whole mans career

                            • BBB H
                              BBB H  2 months back

                              I'm sure this has been said, but it bears repeating- the vast, vast majority of wood used in applications like those discussed in this vid are farmed woods, not wood from virgin rainforests, etc, which would be unsuitable for such uses, anyway! (Any builder that using wood because of environmental concerns I almost definitely sourcing it sustainably!)

                              The knee-jerk association of 'using wood as a construction material equals deforestation' hasn't been accurate for decades. The majority of deforestation is a result of clearing land for agriculture/ ranching/ living space/ etc.

                              In most places, especially in developed countries, when one sees a clear-cut patch in a forest, it is not the destruction of a wild landscape that one is seeing- it is a working tree FARM. (Which is also a fantastic carbon sink).

                              I'm as much of an environmentalist as the next guy, but I am PRAGMATIC and informed about things like timber farming and resource depletion, effects upon the local ecology and global climate, etc, and very little frustrates me as much as when uninformed tree huggers (for lack of a better term) think things like using wood=bad because nit necessarily involves 'gasp* cutting down trees!


                              • BBB H
                                BBB H  2 months back

                                @4:17- '20 years ago researchers discovered' that alternating the grain of wood in composite beams, etc...

                                Really? I find it impossible to believe that this is only a 20 year old idea. (See, for example, plywood). Every woodworker knows this (it also mitigates the differential seasonal expansion and contraction of wood against the grain), and joiners, shipwrights, etc, have used such for millienia. It's nothing new, except perhaps for it's application to skyscrapers.

                                • BBB H
                                  BBB H  2 months back

                                  One thought- im glad that OSB (oriented strand board) has largely replaced plywood as a sheathing material, as it is stronger (in shear), lighter, thinner, and less expensive- and makes use of a lot of material that would otherwise be wasted...

                                  Also other renewable materials like Paperstone, grass panels, bamboo beams and flooring, etc, etc, are making inroads into construction: some bamboo, let alone composites made from it, have a higher tensile strength than steel, and not just by weight! (And are especially useful in applications like scaffolding- see most construction in Asia!)

                              • Jet Puffed
                                Jet Puffed  3 months back

                                why did this video make me think i needed to clean my screen

                                • vizthex
                                  vizthex  3 months back

                                  just be sure not to put fire there

                                  • Nathan Guerrette dit Latulippe

                                    Who would win

                                    One massive Tiber skyscraper that took 5p years to make
                                    One tobacco boy

                                    • 176cgna
                                      176cgna  3 months back

                                      What about weight limitations

                                      • Dan Scales
                                        Dan Scales  3 months back

                                        Yes trees might hold co2 when alive but they also release it after they have been cut down

                                        • Widget
                                          Widget  3 months back

                                          Hey guys, here's an interesting thought on using timber building materials...

                                          You have to cut down trees to get the wood, the wood itself being made of mostly cellulose, which is a product of photosynthesis in trees. So when you take a fully grown tree out of the dirt and preserve the wood, you have taken carbon out of the atmosphere and stored it in the wood. This is exactly what is needed to get more carbon out of the atmosphere.

                                          The rain forests are being destroyed at a horribly unacceptable rate, but in many European countries, we've already gone through this nightmare and now actively manage our timber ourselves. Typically a fast growing species can provide every 30 years, meaning cycling lots and continually growing new trees, continually storing carbon and so long as we don't go about actively burning it all up again (releasing the carbon we've stored) then we can make this a net reduction of carbon footprint - unlike the process that makes and cures concrete, which releases much more of it.

                                          Also, I do personally like the aesthetic of timber in my environment and I think it could make cities a lot less depressing if they had some in the infrastructure.

                                          • Tyler Clark
                                            Tyler Clark  3 months back

                                            Lol, laminated wood was discovered 20 years ago. Smh.

                                            • SteveSpieldberg360
                                              SteveSpieldberg360  4 months back

                                              There are just so many problem with using wood as building material. No matter how chemically reinforced it is, the wood will eventually deteriorate and make the building inhabitable.
                                              Also is it really saving on CO2 emmissions if you're killing the THOUSANDS of trees that would have combatted that problem? From that perspective, the risk doesn't seem to outweigh the rewards.

                                              • Adriano Andrade
                                                Adriano Andrade  4 months back

                                                The reason why we don't have more old wood buildings? Not just fires, but also rot and termites. That's exactly what I wanted this video to address - how those wooden skyscrapers would keep away termites and not rot away 50 years later.

                                                • Kopie
                                                  Kopie  4 months back

                                                  Builds wooden building...

                                                  1 lit match: hold my beer...

                                                  • Rasta Buritos
                                                    Rasta Buritos  4 months back

                                                    ok but they look like shit

                                                    • Riley Blanchard
                                                      Riley Blanchard  4 months back

                                                      My question is how well does a timber building do in extreme heat fluctuations? I live in a state where it will be 95F and then drop some 40-50 degrees in the afternoon because of cloud cover. How well does it hold up to hail, snow, slush and the like? How well does a timber building regulate internal temperatures?

                                                      • MrKelra
                                                        MrKelra  4 months back

                                                        4:20 Sorry, but cross laminating wood is a technique thats in use for thousands of years...

                                                        • kyou42
                                                          kyou42  4 months back

                                                          I went to the comments to see if anyone had asked about mold and was instead barraged by so many stupid comments of people who probably didn't even watch the video. On the bright side someone did ask and was given relevant information. But my faith in humanity is still diminished after reading people's uninformed and moronic opinions.

                                                          • Kaiser
                                                            Kaiser  4 months back

                                                            MrBeast really needs to plant those trees now.

                                                            • Origen17
                                                              Origen17  4 months back

                                                              "that's like a whole 'nother video."... (Sigh)

                                                              • vryzenok
                                                                vryzenok  4 months back

                                                                Hi, Please stop post videos that are complete nonsense. Glue timber as we know, we have a very bad example of this, this is called MDF(Medium Density Fibreboard). Glue and timber(hardwood) dust can cause cancer. Have look to this link http://www.hse.gov.uk/woodworking/faq-mdf.htm . Second thing, if you take to account how polluted our air, this kind of building will not stand and half of that what is to compare concrete, steel or glass. In Uk we have lots of examples when the building was finished with wooden cladding, yes first few years it looks nice, and after 3-5 years it starts to rotten...
                                                                Plus you do getting a big problem when you joining wood with the concrete base or even, wood to wood. Because you need tremendous strength in the joints. Timber and metal when they joined together they do not last long, the metal starts to rust, wood rotten.
                                                                Like every material timber have his own limitations, it is a reason why people start to use steel and concrete!
                                                                Other challenges, flood(even burst pipe in one of the floors), fire, vibration, temperature different, condensation, weight distributions etc., Mind you, the building must stand at least 100years, otherwise, no bank gives you a mortgage.
                                                                And the last bit just for the fun have look at what kind challenges have IKEA https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ikea-sustainability-forest-positive-karelia

                                                                Thanks for your time.

                                                                • trollbreeder
                                                                  trollbreeder  4 months back

                                                                  Hah, let's see you fight against:

                                                                  Terrorists with fire
                                                                  Clumsy guy with cigarrete and lighter
                                                                  Terrorist with Chainsaw

                                                                  • TheRandy3D
                                                                    TheRandy3D  4 months back

                                                                    Wooohooo a buffet for termites...

                                                                    • Klaux [GD]
                                                                      Klaux [GD]  4 months back

                                                                      Skyscrapers are on the *rise!*
                                                                      -I see what you did there...

                                                                      • Tyler Bossard
                                                                        Tyler Bossard  4 months back

                                                                        Fire spreads: *am i a joke to you*

                                                                        • Annie Lanier
                                                                          Annie Lanier  4 months back


                                                                          • Inazarab
                                                                            Inazarab  4 months back

                                                                            How does cutting down trees, which are natural CO2 absorbers, reduce global CO2?!

                                                                            • Kaiju Liam
                                                                              Kaiju Liam  4 months back

                                                                              Termite.exe has joined the chat

                                                                              • Aris Nikolopoulos
                                                                                Aris Nikolopoulos  4 months back

                                                                                "pound for pound, it's just as strong as steel, but because it weighs less, the whole structure has less mass"
                                                                                In other words: "1 kilo of cotton is lighter than a kilo of steel" hehehe

                                                                                • SpectralBacon
                                                                                  SpectralBacon  4 months back

                                                                                  I wonder how many wooden towers a Boeing 767 could fly through.

                                                                                  • SpectralBacon
                                                                                    SpectralBacon  4 months back

                                                                                    Jet fuel has entered the chat.

                                                                                    • Pappa Boudewijn
                                                                                      Pappa Boudewijn  4 months back

                                                                                      how do you solve FIREEEEEEE!!!!!!!! -PROBLEM

                                                                                      • KreetonPlays
                                                                                        KreetonPlays  4 months back

                                                                                        4:30 This is the exact reason why fiberglass is so strong while only being glass. The crosshatching pattern

                                                                                        • Soviet Roll
                                                                                          Soviet Roll  4 months back

                                                                                          an architect's dream is an engineer's nightmare

                                                                                          • MiszzMiszz
                                                                                            MiszzMiszz  4 months back

                                                                                            what is wrong with the background music its fucking eerie i mean 2:55 ????

                                                                                            • Juan Ramírez
                                                                                              Juan Ramírez  4 months back

                                                                                              You still need to cut millions of threes to do that, i'm not sure of this solution😂😂😂