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mass timber

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B.C. communities adopt mass timber technology

Thirteen B.C. communities are adopting innovative mass timber technology for taller wood buildings and will provide feedback for the next major code change.
kelowna wood construction

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Kelowna adopts 12-storey wood construction

The City of Kelowna is participating in B.C.'s Early Adoption initiative that would allow wood frame buildings to be built up to 12 storeys tall.
kelowna wood construction

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B.C. commits to using wood in major projects

Two major B.C. projects will be required to use engineered wood as the provincial government moves to help revive the forest industry.
mass timber

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B.C. first to allow 12-storey mass timber builds

B.C. will be first in Canada to allow 12-storey mass timber buildings. The current building code allows only six-storey mass timber buildings.
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B.C. updates four-storey sprinkler requirements

An update to the B.C. Building Code will require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings. The