Industry pushes back on code sidestepping friendly to taller wood buildings

Sources: Cement Association of Canada (CAC), Ottawa; CP staff

Cement and concrete interests are questioning the Quebec government’s decision to bypass the usual building code development process by allowing construction of taller (> five stories) wood buildings on the basis of a guide developed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec and FPInnovations, a private research center dedicated to supporting the Canadian forest industry.

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