NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 4 – Sustainable Construction Technologies and Practices
Project T4-1 – Enhanced Factory-based Construction for Wood Buildings
PI: Pierre Blanchet
One of the major motivations for using mass timber is the ease of facilitating off-site construction. However, the off-site construction industry has difficulties in attracting interest in the construction ecosystem. Based on a study on mass wood construction motivations and barriers, this sub-project will examine the construction value chain to identify the barriers and incentives. The project outcome will be strategies that would be recommended to the wood industry to mitigate barriers and promote the incentives, thereby leading to more adoption of off-site construction for mass timber structures.