The tall wood project could potentially have a rectilinear shape due to the site layout. This will produce significant engineering challenges to ensure stability of the tall structure. It would be very interesting to see the various proposals and how each undertakes this world first project. A grant of up to $4 million from the Canadian Wood Council has gone into help fund this project, which may make it more difficult for foreign suppliers to be successful in the bidding stages. The project is also specified to meet a minimum of LEED Gold certification.
What timber technologies do you think will play a major role in the development of this project?
Proposed building site below: