The answer is innovation. New construction technology has created Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) where smaller wood pieces are bound together to create large wooden beams that are as strong as steel, and just as fire resistant.
Construction with Mass Timber is also faster (saving money), with fewer cement mixers on the road and the beauty of tall wood buildings softens and humanizes the urban canopy.
Returning to the renewable, carbon-capture qualities of wood with new technology applications is what Mass Timber is all about. What is our oldest resource is now new again. Developing this industry also means jobs for many, including historic First Nations communities in our north.
Builders, the media, politicians, and consumers take note: Mass Timber is here, today.