BC, Ontario move to allow 18-storey timber buildings

The Tree Frog Forestry News
April 11, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

BC building code changes now allow for 18-storey mass timber buildings. In related news: Canadian Wood Council applauds BC code changes; Ontario moves to upgrade its building code; and the case for tall wood buildings isn’t new. In other Business news: Allegheny Wood Products’ owner facing criminal charges; US inflation stays hot; what economists say about Canada’s rate hold; the Southern Pine lumber Community hosts its Spring meeting; and Southern Cypress Manufacturers elects its 2024 officers.

In Forestry news: BC moves to allow quicker access to fire-damaged timber; Alberta eyes greater reliance on wildfire technology; Vancouver releases Stanley Park logging stats; CO2 watchdog approves carbon credits for value chain emissions; the Washington State Society of American Foresters reflects on 50-years; and fears of a ‘forest collapse’ event in Western Australia.

Finally, COFI Conference 2024 kick-off reception was the scene of a forest sector reunion of sorts.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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