Tree Frog Forestry News

Mass timber construction use growing

Journal of Commerce
July 26, 2012
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

Mass timber construction is reaching a critical juncture as contractors are feeling more comfortable using large prefabricated panels for wall, floor and roof construction. “We have really gone full circle,” said George Rossi, a partner in Surrey’s D.G.S. Construction, whose family started in construction in the 1960s when “everything was wood.” The difference, said Rossi, is the wood products and their use. There are more composite wood products and more prefabrication to compress construction time. It has been happening in Europe for 40 years, he said.