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Wood-framed multi-storey projects face ‘knotty’ questions

Wood-framed multi-storey projects face ‘knotty’ questions

Two high profile wood-framed condominium projects following changes to the Ontario Building code have flipped over to steel and concrete as the learning curve with lumber raises the bar. Heartwood The Beach, at 1884 Queen St. E. and Woodbine Avenue, and Cabin Toronto at 45 Dovercourt Rd., were both touted for their i…

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U.S. shoots first in softwood lumber battle with Canada

U.S. shoots first in softwood lumber battle with Canada

WASHINGTON — The United States has fired the opening shot in the latest softwood lumber war against Canada, with the Trump administration announcing its first batch of duties on imported wood in the neighbourhood of 20 per cent. The move was expected: the deep-rooted dispute over lumber pricing between the two coun…

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Fire safety guideline developed for midrise wood construction

In consultation with key stakeholders, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has developed a best practice guideline for fire safety during construction of five- and six-storey wood buildings in the province. "While following these best practices may not eliminate all risk, the practices should minimize th…

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