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Vancouver approves 12-storey mass timber buildings

COFI celebrates the City of Vancouver Council’s recent decision to approve by-law amendments allowing mass timber construction up to 12 storeys for residential and commercial use as of July 1, 2020.

‘If not wood, what?’ Webinar highlights growing demand for mass timber

Mass timber is set to take off in North America. But what does this mean for Canada’s forest industry? To answer that question, CFI hosted a webinar on Oct. 8, 2019, about North America’s mass timber landscape. Here are some key takeaways.

Government pledges $2M for Toronto mass timber office building

In August 2019, the Canadian government announced that it will invest $2 million over three years in the construction of a four-story mass timber office building in Toronto.

Building taller: BC mass timber suppliers see surging sales in Canada, US

Even as the B.C. commodity lumber sector shuttered mills in 2019, the B.C. value-added sector serving mass timber construction surged forward thanks to optimism over changes in Canada’s 2020 National Building Code.
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First mass timber warehouse in Canada being built on Vancouver Island

Following two mass timber buildings constructed on Vancouver Island, a mass timber warehouse, which will be the first of its kind in Canada, is being built in Langford, B.C. » Read more...

B.C. looks to mass timber to drive economic growth and advance CleanBC

B.C. premier John Horgan has announced that the B.C. government is taking further steps to implement mass timber into the construction of buildings across the province to help lower the amount of carbon pollution and create jobs across the province. » Read more...
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Kalesnikoff Lumber investing $35M in mass timber facility

In March 2019, Kalesnikoff announced it would invest $35 million to construct a new 110,000 square foot mass timber manufacturing facility. The company said it will be the most advanced, fully integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturing facility in North America. » Read more...

Leading the masses: Structurlam expands Okanagan mass timber operation

An inside look at Penticton, B.C.-based Structurlam, North America’s first manufacturer of CLT. » Read more...

Fraser Valley to see first residential mass timber development

In March 2019, MDM Construction announced its Legacy on Park Avenue residential development would be the first six storey mid-rise project in the Fraser Valley that uses mass timber in the form of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). » Read more...

U of T to build 14-storey mass timber-concrete hybrid tower

The University of Toronto announced in 2018 that it would build a 14-storey academic tower made of mass timber as they recognized mass timber’s low carbon footprint, fire safety and faster construction time benefits. » Read more...

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