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Folks have been talking about building more efficiently for a long time but pandemic conditions have made the need to build with less wood a priority. Less wood means lower costs, which means that your project might actually be built. As a client, you can help keep your project within budget by staying informed and asking your contractor the right questions. Here are some tips for building with less wood.
Architects and builders have known and used these strategies for some time. They are widely used for green building, for example. But, with the costs of building supplies at their highest levels in decades, there is no reason not to popularize these strategies. You can have your cake and eat it too!