Canadian wood industry pushes for ‘wood first’ legislation on mid-rise public projects

Concrete and steel industry trade groups are battling with the Canadian Wood Council.

March 18, 2014 |
Rendering: Michael Green Architecture

Rendering: Michael Green Architecture

The wood lobby is pushing Canadian provinces to pass “wood first” legislation specifying wood-framed structures as the default for mid-rise public works projects where warranted, according to Reed Construction Data.

Concrete and steel industry trade groups are battling with the Canadian Wood Council over that issue and whether wood should be permissible as framing for six-story buildings in next year’s National Building Code of Canada (NBC) revision. The current version of the NBC allows for four-story wood-framed structures. 

(http://www.dailycommercialnews.com/Projects/News/2014/3/Wood-lobby-shoring-up-support-for-building-code-changes-DCN059402W/)

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