P.E.I. developers urged to build with wood

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CBC news interview with Patrick Crabbe – Project Coordinator Atlantic WoodWORKS!

Developers in P.E.I. are being encouraged to build the core of their developments out of wood products instead of concrete or steel.

It’s called mass timber design, and it’s increasing in popularity in Canada. Mass timber is dimension or composite lumber — small pieces of wood glued together to increase its performance.

“Wood can be used in buildings where wood could not be used before,” said Patrick Crabbe, project coordinator with Atlantic WoodWORKS! — a program of the Maritime Lumber Bureau. It aims to get more builders using wood in large projects like multi-residential and non-residential units.

Read the full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-wood-timber-building-1.4672997