BCIT provides in-demand training in mass timber construction

By Amy Chen
British Columbia Institute of Technology
December 15, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

BC announced proposed changes to the building code that will expand the use of mass timber to build taller buildings and to make stronger communities. …After the comment period, the BC government will decide on what changes are ready to move forward and what changes, if any, need further technical analysis. Key changes are expected to be adopted as soon as spring 2024. …Dr. Guido Wimmers, Dean, School of Construction and the Environment, said, “This announcement supports the sector to fill current knowledge gaps in industry and combat skilled-worker challenges, while also supporting clean growth and renewable resources for the economy.” BCIT offers two programs to equip skilled workers in upgrading their knowledge and skills in the mass timber industry: Introductory Studies in Mass Timber Construction and Construction of Mass Timber Structures.

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