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Wood-Framed Construction Leaves this Atlanta Suburb


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Photo by T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

Though wood construction has increased in popularity, particularly in apartment-building because it’s cheaper and faster to install, in Sandy Springs, a fast-growing municipality north of Atlanta, the city council has approved a building code change that makes using wood-framed construction for any future buildings taller than three stories a legally actionable no-no. Steel and masonry are the big winners in the civic decision.  Read more...