Building on the original Canadian edition, the Handbook has been revised to reflect US codes and standards, incorporate the latest research and testing, and provide information that designers can use to achieve building permit approvals under an alternate means approach.
Technical directors are available in various parts of the country whose mandate is to provide support related to non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. Among other things, we can help you access, understand and potentially present the available research on mass timber.
Mass timber products are engineered wood building products and systems designed to complement light- and heavy-timber framing options. Because of their high strength and dimensional stability, they can be used as alternative to concrete, masonry and steel in many building types.
With growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. Wood can help to achieve that balance.
Projects include the Earth Sciences Building and Bio-Energy Research and Demonstration Facility at the University of British Columbia, Confederation College and Port Alberni Secondary School