Aug 10, 2020
Wood is back as a building material – in a big way. Mass timber building has become a global movement and Canada is right in the middle of it. Buildings made of wood are now springing up across the country. A new precedent-setting campus building planned at Centennial College in Scarborough, for example, will be the first net-zero, mass timber higher education facility in Canada. Is it a fad or will it continue? Mike Yorke, president of the Carpenters District Council of Ontario and a director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario, discusses the issue and benefits of using mass timber with Steven Street, a mass timber and wood products business consultant who does business development and project sales for Moses Structural Engineers.