Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings
Forestry Innovation Investment
Binational Softwood Lumber Council
A survey of ten tall wood building projects in several countries (the Survey) was undertaken to determine and present some common lessons learned from the experiences of four key stakeholder groups involved in the projects. The Survey focused on the experiences of each project’s Developer/Owner, Design Team, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), and Construction Team. It also examined the topics of project insurance, project financing, and building operations and performance.
This report presents the results of the Survey. Common lessons learned and specific project considerations are summarized in the categories of commitment, planning, collaboration, and holistic innovation. The results also revealed interesting details about undertaking tall wood projects, particularly with regard to project initiation and selection of wood as the primary structural material. They include motivators, shared objectives, and supportive governing policies.