Building with wood

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Speed of developing and deploying standardized solutions to take full advantage of new building code provisions for wood
Performance and serviceability of wood-based construction systems compared to competing materials in mid-rise and tall buildings
Speed and cost of construction and commissioning

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Develop a roadmap to drive technical solutions for industrialized mid-rise and tall wood construction
Deploy one innovative solution per year to improve performance of mid-rise and tall wood construction
Integrate wood into novel engineered and hybrid construction materials and systems
Update the Tall Wood Handbook to incorporate the 2020 code provisions

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
By 2021, provide solutions for industrialized tall wood building systems to increase construction speed and reduce costs
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Develop and/or demonstrate one practical solution per year to improve performance of wood buildings (e.g., acoustics, durability)
Grow market for wood in residential and non-residential construction by reducing barriers for construction specifiers
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