In mass timber construction, structures are built out of wood, from the walls to the support beams. Not that concrete or steel don’t play a role in mass timber construction — they may be part of the foundation or stairwells — but wood products are the main construction material.
In the Southeast, the summers are hot and everyone escapes the heat by heading to the water. Some, are lucky enough to have waterfront property on freshwater lakes and small bodies of water. While lake life seems easy, sediment can become a thorn in the side.
It’s July and summer is underway! Sunshine and warm weather mean more time outside. While enjoying the outdoors, don’t forget to protect yourself. Harmful UV rays can burn and lead to long-term skin damage, including wrinkling, premature age spots, and worse – skin cancer. That’s why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July UV Safety Month.