Tag Archives: wood

New report questions wood sustainability

April 16, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 11, 2019 A recent study from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has found that many life cycle assessments (LCAs) that show wood construction lowers carbon emissions often overlook several important factors. Most notably, the Winnipeg-based think tank said typical LCAs do not track or account for “biogenic” carbon — a…
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CAC accuses province of bypassing code, putting residents at risk

April 5, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 4, 2019 Local governments in British Columbia, Canada will be allowed to adopt mass-timber technology for construction of buildings up to 12 stories, up from the current allowance of six stories and ahead of national building code standards. The announcement has drawn heavy criticism from the Cement Association of Canada (CAC), which…
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Stop TIA Coalition sends letter opposing tall wood code changes

October 26, 2018

NCMA eNews October 25, 2018 The members of the Stop Timber Innovation Act Coalition have sent a letter to the International Code Council and its members strongly opposing building code changes to allow for wood structures up to 18 stories. The letter highlights recent problems with cross-laminated timber on projects and the lack of research…
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Fire Marshals and Fire Chiefs oppose tall wood code changes

September 28, 2018

NCMA eNews September 27, 2018 The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has released a position opposing the pending building code changes to allow taller wood construction. The proposed changes would increase height, area, and story allowances for tall wood buildings based in part on “professional judgment.” The State Fire Marshals have called for…
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