Wood High-rises on the Horizon

By Tiffany Sloan, BC Business
May 15, 2013

“Concrete jungles” may become a thing of the past, thanks to a new initiative that will add wood-frame skyscrapers to Canadian skylines. On May 6, the Canadian Wood Council announced funding opportunities for high-rise wood demonstration projects of 10 storeys or more—taller than any other wood-frame building in the world. Chosen projects will receive up to $1 million from Natural Resources Canada toward innovative designs that showcase the applications and benefits of wood construction. More …