One of the world’s most venerable building materials could soon become increasingly prevalent in the construction of large-scale structures due to its rising cost competitiveness and intrinsic sustainability benefits.

According to Perry Forsythe, professor of Construction Management at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), new research indicates that timber is an economical building material for large-scale building projects as long as the right conditions for its usage are in place. “Forsythe, who will be sharing his expertise on timber building…