Mass timber construction projects are becoming increasingly common across British Columbia. And there is a reason for this; mass timber is earthquake-resistant, sustainable, and affordable. Due to these benefits, many people often wonder how mass timber is made.
In this article, we will explain how mass timber is created and what makes it so beneficial.
How is Mass Timber is Created?
Mass timber wood is a combination of layers of wood, glue, nails, and other materials. This combination of materials creates durable wooden panels known as mass timber. These prefabricated mass timber panels are meant to be assembled on site.
Because the prefabricated pieces are assembled on site, this allows for a faster construction process. Mass timber sheets are often used as structural pieces, such as frames or large panels.
The process of building with mass timber materials is quite similar to the process of creating a house using traditional wood products. However, unlike a house made from traditional wood products, a mass timber structure has a much longer lifespan and a much smaller ecological footprint.
The Benefits of Using Mass Timber
The BC Government has invested heavily in mass timber construction due to its unique benefits. One of the most appealing benefits is that the creation of mass timber is a sustainable use of wood. Mass timber buildings also have a much smaller ecological footprint than other construction methods.
The number of raw materials used to create mass timber is much lower than traditional building materials, such as steel or concrete structures. Instead of consuming natural resources, mass timber structures often use renewable resources.
Finally, mass timber is resistant to wildfire and earthquakes, making them ideal for British Columbia. If you want to learn more about mass timber, contact us today.
Seagate Mass Timber is leading the revolution in “Big Wood” being used in all areas of construction. Seagate has offices in British Columbia, Canada and the US in Washington state.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your construction project, please call us at (604) 529-7685.