Driving change in the built environment

By Cheryl Mah
REMI Netowrk Construction Business
October 27, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

Mass timber buildings are continuing to increase in size, height and complexity around the world. In B.C., legislation now allows for mass timber buildings up to 12-storeys. With climate change at the forefront of conversations, the provincial government is … mandating mass timber construction for new buildings in public procurements. “We know that in order to drive the type of change … we have to take leadership in government. What we’ve done is created one of the only office of mass timber implementation offices in the world,” said Ravi Kahlon, minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation. The minister spoke at the Building Transformation’s Timber in the Digital Environment: Spotlight on DFMA in Vancouver. …According to Kahlon, mass timber is a triple-word score. It allows us to reduce our carbon footprint from construction, it adds value to our forestry sector, and it provides new opportunities for jobs, growth and innovation.

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