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SLB Member Hughes Simon Headlines Annual Montréal Wood Convention
Hugues Simon, the president of BarretteWood Inc. and a member of the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) Board of Directors representing Eastern Canada, was a featured speaker at an industry-focused seminar on markets at the recent Montréal Wood Convention.
Simon’s talk aimed to build awareness of the SLB’s mission and impact on Canadian suppliers, focusing on the SLB’s efforts to grow market share for the entire softwood lumber industry. He talked specifically about the SLB’s ongoing push to unlock increased demand in buildings up to seven stories tall, based on the segment’s potential volume and impact. He also noted the growth in mass timber and its role in converting design-build professionals and investors alike to become repeat users of wood. Throughout Simon’s talk, he displayed images of completed and designed projects to truly bring to life the possibilities of building with wood.
More than 1,000 people attended the convention, which is hosted annually by some of Canada’s leading wood export and trade associations and brings together manufacturers and buyers from Canada, the United States, and beyond.
To view Simon’s talk, click here.
WoodWorks Portfolio an Indicator of Mass Timber Growth
WoodWorks’ vice president of operations, Bill Parsons, recently penned an article in The Merchant Magazine that chronicles the tremendous growth of mass timber in the United States, including within WoodWorks’ own portfolio. In 2015, WoodWorks technical staff supported a handful of mass timber building projects. That number grew to 158 projects in 2017 and 219 projects in 2018. These are in addition to approximately 545 other mass timber buildings that were completed or under design during the same period without WoodWorks’ support.
Parsons cites mass timber’s demonstrated performance as being the primary enabler of its growth in the U.S. market. Time and again, mass timber has met or exceeded code requirements related to fire, seismic activity, and acoustics. This performance data is what has led to a growing number of both code and policy changes that are facilitating the use of mass timber in buildings and projects that were once unavailable to wood. Coupled with the design and building community’s growing expertise in mass timber—brought about at least in part by WoodWorks’ free education offerings and online resources—mass timber is poised for even more growth.
Read Parsons’ article here.