Federal Government Launches New Mass Timber Construction Program

Encouraging the long-term use of wood in Canada’s construction industry will help us achieve our climate change goals while increasing the demand for Canadian wood products and creating good, middle-class jobs for Canadians.

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, announced on Friday the launch of a new mass timber program, Green Construction Through Wood (GCWood). It is aimed at encouraging the long-term use of wood in non-traditional construction projects, such as tall buildings, as part of the government’s efforts to position Canada as a leader in the global low-carbon economy. read more >>