Under the second provincial emergency guidelines, new measures and restrictions have been put on construction activity to keep Ontarians safe and immediately respond to the ongoing threat of the pandemic.
The planning, design, and construction of hospital facilities normally take years. However, the pandemic presented a unique challenge where solutions had to be conceived and implemented within months. This is the story of one response to this unique challenge.
For public projects, as for other types of buildings, new engineered mass timber products, supported by recent legislation, make wood an economic and functional choice in both rural and urban areas. Two recent B.C. projects illustrate this point.
In an exclusive interview, Daniel Ling, principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects, speaks to Construction Canada on Toronto’s first-ever permanent supportive housing project that uses an innovative modular construction method.