b'INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLEThis, however, means that there are fewer trades on a site, which reduces the workforce out in the field for this particular I THINK CHANGES TO THE NATIONALstyle of building, which is mostly residential and office buildings. There will still be other industrial, institutional BUILDING CODE OF CANADA WILLand mercantile projects that use alternate construction material assemblies which trades can be working on. This GIVE OWNERS, ARCHITECTS ANDpushes the back trades to be onsite quicker, which means the manufacturing of mechanical and electrical equipment will be ENGINEERS MORE OPTIONS TOhigher in demand, thereby increasing prices.CHOOSE THE TYPE OF STR UCTUREIt is a vicious cycle until the industry can adjust to the demands. This is good news for companies that want to THEY ARE USING. HOWEVER, Aexpand to meet the market requirements, but they better start acting soon because it has already started.COST COMPARISON WITH ANOTHER STR UCTURAL SYSTEM WOULDHOW WILL THESE CHANGES AFFECT THE DESIGN OF THE BUILDINGS? VALIDATE THE FEASIBILITY.VT:The changes in wood construction are already being seen in the main city centres with 12-storey wood construction.MAHDI YAZDINEZHAD, LEADThis is especially so in the eastern provinces, since most smaller jurisdictions only allow for three- to four-storey STR UCTURAL ENGINEER, MANAGINGconstruction, as dictated by their building bylaws and official community plans. PARTNER, ROV CONSULTING INC. The National Building Code 2020 has definitely opened the doors for industry to allow more innovative designs; however, it also pushes companies to become inventive with products in regards to wood floor and wall assemblies, fire stopping products and shaft wall construction that address any comparative materials; however, four months of timethe regulations of the fire suppression of these larger buildings represents considerable cost savings on site overheads aloneconstructed with mass timber construction.and also provides great benefit to the owner. Sizing of designs will also be impacted. Encapsulated mass VT:There will be a significant impact to the timelines fortimber construction (EMTC) uses mass timber that is encapsulated by Gyproc or other materials (e.g., concrete construction; that is, assuming you can get your building intotopping) to resist the spread of fire. This reduces the overall the queue for the mass timber construction manufacturingthickness of the assembly to a minimum of 96 mm and plant. It has been proven that these types of constructiona minimum 50-minute fire rating. These floor assemblies have been able to be erected on a site in less time than aare very small in dimension in comparison to wood timber normal concrete building, since most of the components aretrusses, which can range in depth of 18 to 30. This manufactured in a plant and then delivered to a site to beminimal depth will reduce the overall height of the building, Legod into place. The removal of curing timelines, lack ofbut also allow for more room for mechanical and electrical systems to be installed without reducing the amount of linear welding required and even cutting of wood materials footage of materials in the building. Moreover, it will reduce is eliminated.the overall cost of the building. Architects may take advantage STBR Consulting Ltd.Terry Brown BSc, GSC, C.DirConstruction ConsultingOwner RepresentativeProject Management Construction ManagementPhone: (250)-979-8260Empowering Women in E-mail: TerryBrown.STBR@hotmail.com Architecture & Design761 Royal Pine Dr., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9G2 www.mqn.caSICA CONSTRUCTION REVIEWFall 201953'