Interested in building tall wood and mass timber buildings, but not sure if it’s right for you? Older tall wood buildings were typically used for industrial purposes. Textile workers, printing presses and office spaces were often housed in these buildings. Today, many of these old buildings have been re-purposed for residential and office occupancies. Modern tall wood buildings tend to be for residential and office use as well. Private developers in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia are often the main proponents of these buildings. But there are some government and institutional groups who are also constructing tall wood buildings for residential and office spaces because they see the advantages of building with mass timber.
In each of these cases, the choice to build with mass timber has been based on team experience, the building location and program, costing, expertise, and many other factors.
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