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Article by leSoleil – Origine Tower: When wood withstands a trial by fire

After being attacked by flames for two hours, steel girders soften and stretch like gum. Concrete reinforcements, burst and break. When subjected to the same test, the solid wood panels used to build the structure of the Origine tower...

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reThink Wood Launches Research Library

Sharing knowledge, Fueling Innovation reThink Wood values and endorses research that pushes boundaries and helps shift perceptions about building with wood. From stress test results and material comparisons to product advancements and the latest innovations, you'll find everything you need...

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Fire Fighting in Canada Article – Timber Tower

Article by Len Garis and Karin Mark. When assistant deputy fire chief Ray Bryant heard about construction of the tallest wood building in the world in Vancouver, his reaction was predictable. "I thought it was an insane idea," Bryant...

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Mid-Rise Cost Comparison for Wood, Steel and Concrete

This is the first case study of its kind that analyzes four different building types of equal structural and architectural design and identifies the cost discrepancies associated with each one. Read the case study. A third party...

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City of Saint John the First Municipality in Atlantic Canada to Adopt Wood Mid-Rise Construction

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC), along with Atlantic Wood WORKS!, congratulates the City of Saint John on its decision to adopt the 2015 National Building Code provisions to allow wood mid-rise (5- and 6-storey) construction. Joining the list of...

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