Insuring mass timber buildings can be more complex, but cheaper

Inside the 25-story Ascent, a hybrid mass timber building in downtown Milwaukee.
Inside the 25-story Ascent, a hybrid mass timber building in downtown Milwaukee.

Wherever the eye lands in one of newest mass timber buildings, from the floor to the ceiling, it sees wood. Wood floors. Wood beams. Even wood ceilings, as is the case at the new Ascent apartment tower on Kilbourn Avenue in downtown Milwaukee.  Relying heavily on wood for construction isn’t anything new, after all it

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