Building Code Changes Spark, a Revival in the Construction of Tall Wood Building

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A timber revival: Code changes and evolving priorities give contractors opportunity in wood building
Updates and changes in the National Building Code in Canada, allowing for the construction of wood buildings up to 12-storey, is changing how architects, builders and developers thinks about building taller wooden structures. Of course, timber building methods have changed over the years as well, with mass timbers taking the place of solid heavy timbers. The environmental benefits of wood building are another part of mass timber’s value proposition. Hardy Wentzel. CEO of Structurlam Mass Timber Corp., says the mass timber industry in both Canada and the U.S., is getting excited about the upward momentum.

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