Six storey wood frame construction

February 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

This topic is turning out to be more controversial that I first thought it might when I learned about it a couple of years ago at a UDI luncheon. In brief, the Province is allowing five and six storey wood frame construction this year. Supposedly it will allow cheaper buildings while supporting the struggling lumber industry.

This morning on C-FAX, UDI Victoria president, Glen Wilson, local consultant, Bruce Johnston of Read Jones Christoffersen and Executive Director of ROMS, AL Kemp talked about the initiative with Joe Easingwood but I missed the segment. If you heard it, please comment.

Meanwhile, Sean Holman of Public Eye Online uncovers the controversy behind six storey wood frame construction.

Entry filed under: architecture, urban design, Victoria's economy.

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