It is likely that the acceptance of mid-rise wood-frame buildings would lead to acceptance of tall wood buildings. Our research team is currently providing research support to the design and construction teams for the Natural Resources Canada Tall Wood Demonstration Projects. The work could pave the way for inclusion of tall wood buildings in the building codes in Canada and other countries.
We conduct research and testing on-site and at FPInnovations’ facilities for structural performance, serviceability, building enclosure, durability, energy and sustainability. We adopt a collaborative, multi-disciplinary and performance-based approach to identify viable alternative solutions. We provide technical guidelines through comprehensive publications such as our Technical Guide for the Design and Construction of Tall Wood Buildings in Canada.