Future of Mid-Rise and Mass Timber Wood Construction in B.C. (Part 5 of 5)

Via www.naturallywood.com

Advancements in wood technology, systems and products, together with performance-based building codes have fueled interest in building with mass timber in mid-rise construction and even taller buildings.

Developments in both wood frame and mass timber are bringing mid-rise wood buildings to a new level of affordability and transforming our understanding of what is possible with wood construction.

Wood also plays a key role in reducing a project’s environmental footprint. Wood products have less embodied energy, are responsible for lower air and water pollution, and have a lighter carbon footprint than other commonly used building materials.

 

Related:

October 29, 2014 – History of Wood Construction and Forest Management in B.C. (Part 1 of 5)

November 26, 2014Mid-Rise Construction in B.C. (Part 2 of 5)

December 17, 2014Wood Design and Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings (Part 3 of 5)

January 28, 2015A Mass Timber Case Study: The Earth Systems Science Building, UBC (Part 4 of 5)

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