The past, present and future of structural wood in Canada

New and creative ways of making and using structural wood mean the material is becoming familiar even to observers from outside the construction industry.

“With more CLT [cross-laminated timber] and other mass timber products becoming available, wood will certainly be used in more applications in the near future,” said Ian Boyle, principal of Fast + Epp, Vancouver-based structural engineers.

But the growing enthusiasm for wood should be seen in perspective.

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