Around the world, mass timber buildings are increasing in size, height and complexity. As of April 2024, encapsulated mass timber construction up to 18 stories tall is now allowed in British Columbia. 

Advancements in wood products and construction can help to build more resilient, climate-smart communities in British Columbia and Canada. Yet, while building codes only recently allow this type of construction, there can still be barriers, such as a lack of knowledge about its application, technical performance, constructability and incremental costs.

The Mass Timber Demonstration Program (MTDP) in British Columbia provides funding for incremental costs in the design and construction of buildings that demonstrate emerging or new mass timber or mass timber hybrid building systems and construction processes.

The goals of MTDP are to:

    • Grow British Columbia’s mass timber, engineered wood products industry.
    • Grow British Columbia’s industries that support and contribute to mass timber and mass timber hybrid construction (i.e. design, engineering, technical research, virtual design, prefabrication, construction/assembly, etc.).

Established in the Spring of 2021, the Province of British Columbia, through Forestry Innovation Investment, has invested $9.1 million to accelerate the use of mass timber demonstration in B.C. These investments will help B.C. become a province that is more inclusive, resilient and innovative in the design, engineering, construction, and product manufacturing sectors. Click to learn about the funded projects.

Intake 4 opened on June 24, 2024, and will close October 21 2024. Visit How to Apply for further information.

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