The Canadian Wood Council was among those involved in the government's fire risk analysis of taller wood-frame buildings. In a company newsletter, fire engineering firm GHL Consultants Ltd. states it was elected by the province to "provide expert advice" on proposed changes to the BC Building Code. And, as part of that process, the company worked with "various stakeholders" to provide government with "a comparative risk analysis on a 6 storey wood-frame building." Among those stakeholders, was the wood council - the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products. The government hasn't yet responded to a request for comment.
March 5, 2009