Architects and structural-steel, concrete and masonry interests fighting the “wood first” movement are breathing a collective sigh of relief since Oregon legislators adjourned for the year on June 30 without enacting legislation that would give wood a leg up over other framing materials for use in public buildings. Photo by Patrick Cotter Architects The Remy, a six-story, wood-framed apartment building in Vancouver, B.C., where the wood-first movement was born. It was partly complete when a May 3 fire destroyed it. Photo by Nick Procaylo / The Vancouver Sun An opponent of Canada's 'wood first' movement cited the Remy, a six-story
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