mass timber

mass timber

Construction Business

Taking the next step with mass timber

Mass timber is the next big step in green buildings. The benefits of mass timber include its ease of construction and light carbon footprint.
mass timber North America

Design Quarterly

B.C. takes steps to grow mass timber buildings

The B.C. government is taking steps to strengthen its forest and timber industry by implementing mass timber into the construction of buildings.
tall wood

Design Quarterly

Achievements in tall wood buildings

Sean Ruthen provides a review on Jim Taggart and Michael Green’s new edition of Tall Wood Buildings. The new book provides updates to the 2017 edition.
wood IPD

Construction Business

How IPD can transform design and construction

Integrated project delivery (IPD) is proving very effective for the design and construction of prefabricated mass timber buildings.
zero emissions

Design Quarterly

Vancouver doubles mass timber construction height

Vancouver has approved mass timber construction up to 12 storeys for residential and commercial uses, doubling the current height limit of six storeys. 
wood construction

Construction Business

Building civic pride in wood

Through its Wood First Act, the province of B.C. encourages public institutions to consider using wood in construction where appropriate.
wood

Construction Business

Timber tales of wood and nature

A writer and poet shares his encounters with nature and wood on a trip travelling south from Pemberton via the Lower Mainland to Penticton.
community

Construction Business

Building community with B.C. wood

Throughout British Columbia, local residents are using sustainably harvested B.C. wood to build arts, cultural and community centres.
wood wellbeing health

Construction Business

Wood is good for wellbeing and health

An increasing number of health-care facilities are making use of wood in their buildings to bring a warm, natural aesthetic.
wood benefits

Construction Business

Wellness benefits with wood

Studies have shown the health benefits of wood in the built indoor environment including lower blood pressure, heart rate, and stress levels.
wood busby

Construction Business

Busby: timber trailblazer

Architect and timber advocate Peter Busby is taking his passion for wood to another level, having worked with all manner of wood over the years.
wood busby

Construction Business

On the move with B.C. wood

B.C. forest products are a predominant structural and finishing material for a wide range of transit infrastructure throughout the province.
wood pools

Construction Business

Wood is a strong performer in pools and ice arenas

An effective insulator with a warm aesthetic, wood is particularly well suited to the demanding atmospheres of swimming pools as well as ice rinks.
wood

Construction Business

Wood on the rise in residential and hotels

A demand for sustainable design is making wood the right choice for a variety of residential and hotel projects. Wood construction offers various benefits.
wood mass timber

Construction Business

Winning with wood

Multi-family developers are discovering that the innovative use of wood and mass-timber construction can save money and offer a competitive advantage.
timber

Construction Business

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.
timber schools

Construction Business

Timber adds class to schools

As students returned to school, they settled in to educational environments made warmer and more comfortable through the use of wood in building design.