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Penticton building manager says more mass timber options a positive

By Tara Bowie
Penticton Western News
March 14, 2019
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

A building code update allowing up to 12 storey buildings to be made of mass timber will mean less red tape for developers, Penticton’s building manager says. Ken Kunka, building and permitting manager, said the city has an alternative solution process when it comes to those wanting to build outside the building code. “We as a municipality work with engineers and professionals in the alternative solution process, but it’s can be a cumbersome process,” he said. Kunka said the largest mass timber project in the city so far was the new wing at the Lakeside Resort. The “West Wing,” features wood-primary construction in the six-storey, 70-unit expansion. The glulam beams, columns and cross-laminated panels were built and supplied by Structurlam.

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