Mass timber construction approved for more builds in B.C.
The Canadian Press
The adoption of mass timber in British Columbia is on the rise, extending to schools, libraries, and various construction projects. The province has announced building code revisions that permit the use of mass timber in structures up to 18 stories, an upgrade from the previous 12-story restriction. The expansion plan involves utilizing mass timber for various purposes such as housing, retail, light and medium industrial construction, and care facilities. This initiative is aligned with government strategies to simplify provincial housing permits and authorizations.