The continued evolution of the wood construction industry is undeniable and insurers and builders need to adapt to reflect these developments. Wood research and technology continues to push the boundaries for what is possible for wood in construction, resulting in the need for insurance requirements to reflect this innovative growth. The wood products and construction industry has developed several new and innovative technologies in recent years. These new products and construction systems allow for larger and more complex wood buildings. Given the ongoing developments in wood construction, education and training is needed for both the construction and insurance industries. Historical risk assessment data has largely focused on light wood frame structures such as homes; but there are significant differences that exist for larger buildings that use mass timber as structural elements.

The Canadian Wood Council has created this section to assist insurers and the design & construction industry with any wood-related insurance questions. Browse existing resources and learn more about insurance and wood construction.

Resources

Fact Sheets for Insurers

Fire Safety

Moisture Management and Protection

Best Practices