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From strip malls and big box stores to office buildings, the architect’s mind often assumes a steel or concrete solution is the desired option. However, the building code does not prevent us from exploring the use of timber in these structures.
Proven to be a sustainable and viable solution to curb greenhouse gas emissions, timber buildings are an environmentally conscious choice. Combined with reduced erection times, a desirable aesthetic when exposed, and cost competitiveness, the potential for timber construction in these applications are limitless.
The Canadian Wood Council has focused resources behind bringing viable and usable building solutions to the commercial market. We will examine the uses of timber in these commercial settings and how it can be an economical and beneficial building solution.