Perkins+Will Conducts Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings

Advancing the understanding of wood technologies

The Perkins+Will research team of Kathy Wardle, Rebecca Holt, and Jana Foit undertook a survey of 10 international tall wood buildings for Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) and the Bi National Softwood Lumber Council (BNSLC). FII and BNSLC believe that collaborating with global leaders in taller wood construction to share experiences and information may help to reduce risk and accelerate early adopter projects around the world – bringing credibility to all advancing the area of tall wood buildings.

The goal of the survey was to collect lessons learned and experiences from built projects around the world that have utilized various tall wood building technologies. This report presents common themes and trends among project stakeholders including owner/developer, authorities having jurisdiction, design teams and Construction teams. The aim is to share this information with potential North American project stakeholders to help simplify their processes, increase their comfort and potentially lower their risk of designing tall wood structures, ultimately broadening the uptake of wood systems used in tall wood construction. It is also likely that a compilation of these lessons learned and experiences will assist stakeholders of new projects yet to be built around the world.

The report can be viewed here.

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