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The skyscrapers of the future will be made of wood

Monday 25 May 15 2:00pm

By PETER WILSON.- Vancouver architect Michael Green was unequivocal at a conference at which I heard him speak a while ago: “We grow trees in British Columbia that are 35 storeys tall, so why do our building codes restrict timber buildings to only five storeys?”

True, regulations in that part of Canada have changed relatively recently to permit an additional storey, but the point still stands.

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