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Mass Timber Demonstration Program background and 2022 recipients

Established in spring 2021 with an initial investment of $4.2 million, the Mass Timber Demonstration Program is run by Forestry Innovation Investment with the goals of expanding the use of mass timber in B.C., overcoming barriers to the development of mass timber expertise and construction, and solidifying B.C.’s global leadership in advancing mass-timber products, technologies and services.

Successful program applicants in 2022 were:

P. Rock Ltd.: Monad Granville

Funding: $500,000
Location: 1250 Granville St., Vancouver
Height: Nine storeys
Use: Multi-family residential
Project dates: Jan. 2022 to Aug. 2023
Description: First of its kind prefabricated mass-timber highrise, mixed-use housing. Scalable industrialized solution to address climate change and housing affordability.  

Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce: The Confluence

Funding: $250,000
Location: 1995 6th Ave., Castlegar
Height: One storey plus expressive roof
Use: Institutional
Project dates: Oct. 2021 to April 2023
Description: Combined tourist information centre, technology incubator, chamber of commerce office and meeting facilities. Will be the only Passive-House-certified institutional building in the B.C. Interior.

Forefront Communities Ltd.: MAN 6

Funding: $246,000
Location: 101 West 6th Ave., Vancouver
Height: Three storeys
Use: Mixed-use commercial/industrial
Project dates: Oct. 2021 to Dec. 2022
Description: Hybrid mass-timber/concrete structure featuring cross-laminated timber and glulam with concrete core. 

L’Alliance Française de Vancouver: L’Alliance Française

Funding: $195,000
Location: 6161 Cambie St., Vancouver
Height: Four storeys
Use: Institutional
Project dates: June 2021 to Feb. 2023
Description: First of its kind for a four-storey assembly occupancy building. Will feature exposed mass timber equivalent to non-combustible steel or concrete construction.

Facts about mass timber in B.C.
  • B.C. allows for mass timber buildings up to 12 storeys. Twenty-two B.C. communities have adopted this standard.
  • B.C. leads the country in mass-timber construction, with 285 mass-timber buildings completed or underway as of December 2020.
  • In 2021, government provided funding for 12 mass-timber demonstration and research projects and established an advisory council to help accelerate the adoption of mass-timber building systems.
  • In 2020, the Province established the Office of Mass Timber Implementation (OMTI) to build and steward the Mass Timber Action Plan.
  • OMTI is the first government office in the world dedicated solely to growing the mass-timber sector through a unified policy framework bridging the forestry, manufacturing, construction and trades sectors.
  • As of mid-2021, B.C. manufacturers had the production capacity to build about one-quarter of the leading types of mass timber in North America.
  • Since 2020, provincial initiatives such as the Mass Timber Demonstration Program and the CleanBC Building Innovation Fund have provided more than $10 million to support the advancement of 28 mass-timber buildings and related projects.