“In designing 77 Wade, we demonstrated an ‘alternate design approach’ which allowed us to meet or exceed the authorities’ requirements and expose up to 78 per cent of the mass timber in the project.”
In this article, Kelly Roche writes about the changes to the building code and, despite it’s increase to 12-storeys for wood structures, how it’s still preventing designers (and occupants) from using the material to its full benefit. She explores the steps we took with 77 Wade to not cover-up all it’s lovely wood in drywall.
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Attending the International Mass Timber Conference in Portland? Be sure to catch Jonathan King’s presentation The Wade Avenue Experiment, during the Broadening the Mass Timber Umbrella Panel on March 26.