Canadian Government Funding Hybridized Mass Timber Materials Development Study

The Government of Canada, through the Green Construction Through Wood (GCWood) Program, is funding a study of hybridized mass timber materials to be developed for achieving reduction in carbon emissions and expansion in building design possibilities. Construction firms EllisDon and DIALOG have been the recipients of more than $550,000 (CAD) of the funding and will be conducting the study at EllisDon’s modular fabrication facility located in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Called the Hybrid Timber Floor System, the patent-pending projects will study a mixture of difference materials such as concrete and steel combined with mass timber. As a composite of post-tensioned concrete, CLT and a structurally engaged topping, it also allows mass timber–based floor systems to be used in nonresidential long-span construction, which previously relied only on traditional building materials.

The project will be completed later this year, with ongoing full-scale and long-term testing planned post-study.

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EllisDon-DIALOG Experimental Hybrid Timber Project Gains $550k Federal Funding