Learn how mass timber compares to steel and concrete structures with timberX.
Created for developers, architects and engineers in the early stages of a building project, timberX is an online concept design tool that can help you better understand the impacts of your structural solutions. This includes the approximate weight, cost, overall depth and embodied carbon of steel, concrete and timber options. Simplified graphics and charts aid in visualizing the tradeoffs of different material selections, helping design teams narrow in on an optimized structural solution..
This tool was developed by WSP Canada Inc. with costing partner BTY Global, and peer-reviewed by Timber Engineering Ltd.
Who is this tool for?
- Design teams: This tool is an ideal starting point for developers, architects and engineers looking to compare the various trade-offs of steel, concrete and timber structures during a project’s conceptual design phase.
- Educators & students: Educational communities could benefit from using this tool as part of a teaching curriculum focused on the different impacts of building material choices.
- Government: Municipal, provincial and federal governments can use this tool to inform internal and external stakeholders of the impacts of different structural solutions on the built environment.