Tree Frog Forestry News

More tall wood buildings may be on the way in BC

By Joannah Connolly
Business in Vancouver
March 14, 2019
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

There could soon be a rise – literally – in wooden residential buildings across the province, after the B.C. government announced changes to the provincial Building Code… “Mass timber technology allows faster construction,”… said housing minister Selina Robinson in the March 13 announcement. “The faster we can deliver the homes that people need, the better for communities right across B.C.” The benefits have already started to be embraced by multi-family residential developers such as Adera Development Corporation. …Its latest such project is Virtuoso, a sold-out six-storey condo and townhome development at UBC’s Westbrook Village that won a Georgie Award on March 9 for Best Multi-Family Mid/High-Rise Residential Building. … Other construction companies are also embracing mass timber, including laneway home builders such as Rockridge Fine Homes. Rockridge is supplied by B.C.’s leading CLT manufacturer Structurlam.

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