In recent news, Next-Gen Wood Construction has made headlines for its groundbreaking efforts. Dr. Tony Yang, our esteemed team member and distinguished professor of civil and mechanical engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), has been featured for his vital role in this collaborative project. CWCRN and its initiative, Next-Gen Wood Construction is making significant strides in reshaping the future of construction with its focus on mass timber buildings. Through active collaboration with the Canadian wood industry, universities, government agencies, and the construction sector, the initiative aims to develop cutting-edge materials, technologies, and guidelines to enable the construction of mass timber buildings of up to 20 storeys by 2028. This ambitious endeavor has garnered widespread attention as it pushes the boundaries of construction possibilities and seeks to revolutionize building standards, all while contributing to Canada’s carbon emissions goals.
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