First-of its-kind timber-built demo home promotes B.C. wood products to Indian building sector

By Carolina Balderas
BC Forestry Innovation Investment
October 12, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, International

To showcase the benefits of B.C. wood in structural and non-structural applications, FII India works with local developers to provide technical support and training on a variety of demonstration projects. Most recently, FII India and local premier developer, MAK Projects, highlighted the beauty and versatility of B.C. wood products through the unveiling of a two-storey, 6,000 square-foot demonstration home in Hyderabad’s BTR Greens Community. …With MAK Projects as project lead and FII India providing technical support, the Canadian Wood Villa is one of the first projects of its kind in the country to combine light-wood-frame construction with mass timber and prefabricated construction technologies. The roof structure is detailed with western hemlock glulam beams, S-P-F trusses and oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing. A covered exterior deck on the second level is supported by glulam beams and columns with a floor that was fabricated on-site with hemlock nail-laminated timber (NLT) and OSB sheathing.

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