MacKinnon says R-Hauz employs integrated project delivery on all of its mass timber projects, not just affordable housing ones.

The “sweet spot” for mass timber is six storeys or less.

“The greatest need in that sector is affordable housing.”

Anything between six and 12 floors requires a hybrid model, such as concrete for elevator cores.

Chouinard says the growth of mass timber has multiplied in a few years but the sector’s growth rate is dependent on designers and builders gaining familiarity with the process.

“The opportunities are there, it’s just a matter of building the teams.”