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Wood council aims to tap into commercial construction

By Don Procter
Daily Commercial News
December 3, 2019
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada East, Canada

Studies on one-to-four-storey commercial construction in Canada show “huge potential” for the wood sector (versus concrete and steel), with up to 60 million additional square feet of project prospects annually. It is a market the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) wants to make sure its industry taps. That is why the Council — through input from working groups comprised of architects, engineers, product suppliers, builders, developers and other stakeholders — has identified six wood systems that can compete with steel and concrete in low-rise markets, Reed Kelterborn, national education manager, CWC, told a packed room of delegates recently at a seminar at the Wood Solutions Fair at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. The systems include three lightwood frame and three mass timber systems.

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