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David Moses in Daily Commercial News: Mass Timber in Ontario at 18 Storeys

As of April 8th, the government of Ontario announced that the Ontario Building Code’s limit of 12 storeys for mass timber buildings will be increased to 18 storeys. The Daily Commercial News Newsletter featured Principal at Moses Structural Engineers, David Moses:

“This puts Ontario on par with the United States and it will hopefully be implemented very soon in B.C. and Quebec. I expect the majority of tall timber buildings to be in the eight- to 12-storey range, but an increase to 18 storeys will incentivize the industry to look for more standardization in structural systems and accelerate the development of go-to acoustic and fire code systems. Figure it out for 18 storeys and then 12 storeys doesn’t look so difficult.”

These advancements in the code will encourage even more mass timber innovation that is already occurring in Ontario, leading design into further low-carbon and high performance timber solutions for buildings.

Read more here.