Wood construction pushes forward on both sides of the border

August 15, 2018

Mass timber construction is making waves on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, but factors in each country mean a different pace of progress. The state of Washington is rapidly moving forward on both green construction and use of advanced wood products, but Washington State Department of Commerce forest products sector lead Brian Hatfield said the state isn’t necessarily ahead of its Canadian neighbour. “We had a pilot district for five school districts, all single storey schools, and those have gone pretty well. They went up quickly and everyone was impressed,” Hatfield said.

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