Constructing tall wood buildings is achievable and already underway in the construction industry. Here are the benefits:
Mass timber is a viable solution in creating safe, cost-effective, and high-performance tall buildings that are six stories or higher. Timber buildings create a functional and strong structural support system. The advanced construction technologies and modern mass timber products have created contemporary buildings all over the world including Canada.
Tall wood structures incorporate strong fire suppression, protection systems, powerful acoustic and thermal performance, and improved quality and speed of construction.
“The planned 40-storey Earth Tower, Vancouver, will be the world’s tallest wood building.”