City of Terrace adopts “Wood First” bylaw

Posted by Rumin Mann
August 10th, 2010

Terrace city council has passed a “Wood First” bylaw to encourage the use of wood as a primary building material in the design and construction of city-funded buildings. Deputy Mayor Carol Leclerc says the bylaw coincides with B.C.’s Wood First Act, enacted last fall. “The Premier was really pushing wood and trying to make wood use in public buildings forefront, and so the city has followed behind on the provincial initiative to use as much wood as possible in public buildings within our municipality.” The City of Quesnel was the first local government in the province to pass such a bylaw. Such measures have been met with opposition from the B.C. Ready-Mixed Concrete Association, which says giving one building material prominence over another goes against decades of decisions made by professionals and the marketplace.

Source: CFTK TV – August 9, 2010

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