Tag Archives: Cross-laminated timber

Québec allowing lumber use for 12-storey buildings

Québec Premier Phillipe Couillard recently announced the provincial government’s change to regulation so buildings up to 12-storeys can be built with lumber. After a consultation from Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), the provincial agency responsible for the building code, and research institute FPInnovations (FPI), the province decided to make the change to help promote the use of wood in construction.

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Controlling noise issues in wood buildings

Wood has long been regarded as a viable material for construction thanks to numerous factors, namely design flexibility, efficiency, and affordability—reasons making it especially popular for smaller housing projects. Add in a smaller carbon footprint than concrete or steel, and wood can also be seen as a much more sustainable choice.

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