A construction resource for tall wood buildings and mass timer design is now available from Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. “Ontario’s Tall Wood Building Reference” provides background and references to assist applicants, reviewers and designers as they consider using wood in buildings.

The Ministry says the document is the first of its kind and provides guidance for meeting requirements under Alternative Solutions of the Ontario Building Code for developing wood buildings above six storeys.

Email masstimber@ontario.ca to request a copy of Ontario’s Tall Wood Building Reference: A Technical Resource for Developing Alternative Solutions under Ontario’s Building Code.