2020 National Building Code proposes encapsulated mass timber construction
Mass timber construction in Canada is putting pressure on building codes to keep pace with the increased interest to build higher with wood. At the recent Buildings Show in Toronto, Gian-Luca Porcari, technical advisor, Codes Canada, at the National Research Council (NRC), explained that the National Building Code is listening. Through a collaborative process that included stakeholders and interested parties, the NRC has recommended a number of prescriptive solutions related to mass timber for adoption into the 2020 National Building Code.
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