Tree Frog Forestry News

BC Building Code changes support increased use of wood

The Tree Frog Forestry News
November 22, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

Building code changes support tall wood structures, 6-storey wood-frame as a means to ease BC’s rental housing shortfall. In related news: mass timber is trending in San Francisco; Scandinavian Airlines switches to fibre-based packaging; and New Zealand’s Zero Carbon Act is worrisome to the steel industry.

In other news: Australia bushfire smoke reaches record levels; BC and Alberta researchers on the health impacts of fighting forest fires; and a CBC video story on the link between herbicides and forest fires. Meanwhile; more on the CN Rail strike, and Tolko mill closure.

Finally, outdoor wood furniture with solar panels to recharge your laptop.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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