Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Stories Tall Approved By Vancouver B.C. City Council

The City of Vancouver, B.C., Council has just approved a by-law amendment which will allow, starting July 1st, 2020, mass timber construction up 12-stories for residential and commercial use. The B.C. Council of Forest Industries (COFI) has applauded the council’s decision. Susan Yurkovish, COFI President and CEO said, “Vancouver City Council has taken an important step today, seizing Vancouver’s green building opportunity while also supporting an industry that is a cornerstone of the BC economy. By giving the green light to building taller wood buildings, Vancouver is advancing its work to combat climate change and supporting forestry-related jobs right here in the Lower Mainland and in every corner of the province.”

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