The Use of Mass Timber Construction in Canada

The construction of mass timber buildings is garnering significant interest throughout the Canadian building industry. While building with mass timber has existed for many years in many European countries, the move towards the use of mass timber for larger and taller buildings in Canada is based on the growing popularity of engineered wood products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (glulam). Some of the benefits of using these relatively new construction materials include design aesthetics and positive environmental impacts. These materials also lend themselves well to prefabrication and may drastically reduce construction time and costs.

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