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Wood for Mid-Rise Construction: Opportunities for Atlantic Canadian Urban Centres

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1955
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Cost
Market and Adoption
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Organization
UPLAND Urban Planning and Design Studio
Publisher
Atlantic WoodWORKS!
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Cost
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Mid-Rise
National Building Code of Canada
Canada
Market Demand
Language
English
Abstract
Recent changes to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC), and a trend towards more diversified housing options, have meant that many Canadian jurisdictions are acting quickly to capture the environmental, economic and social benefits of higher wood buildings. The 2015 NBC now permits wood frame construction to be 6 storeys high. Today, already 75% of Canadians live in jurisdictions that allow 6 storey wood frame construction. With the overall benefits of using wood as a building material well documented, Atlantic WoodWORKS! studied the opportunities for 6 storey wood construction in Atlantic Canadian Centres. The research included a comprehensive market study and projections for mid-rise demand in four major centres in Atlantic Canada, a review of recent and upcoming planning changes in major Atlantic Canadian cities and a full cost analysis, comparing wood construction to three other construction methods in use in the Atlantic market using a real-life wood mid-rise structure built by an experienced builder.
Online Access
Free
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