Wood WORKS! BC together with BC Housing are pleased to release the new Mid-Rise Best Practice Guide – Proven Construction Techniques for Five and Six-Storey Wood-Frame Buildings. This comprehensive guide features five innovative BC projects representative of the diverse and varied application of new techniques and best practices for mid-rise wood-frame construction. This publication is available now: www.wood-works.ca/bc
Modern six-storey light-frame wood construction in British Columbia (BC) incorporates highly-detailed, researched and safe solutions. The engineering technology being adapted in the province is potitioning BC at the forefront of the North American wood-frame construction industry. This case study outlines mid-rise building solutions, including wood building systems and fire performance.
With wood frame construction recognized as a key component in the long-term mitigation of climate change, the technology is being asked to deliver larger buildings that are more durable and use less energy over their service life. As The Heights, King Edward Villa and Virtuoso have demonstrated, light wood frame construction, in pure or hybrid form, can meet or exceed