Coleman: "It will be one of the forms of construction..."

Earlier this month, we told you the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation has found a means to make six-storey wood-frame buildings more earthquake resistant - at a cost of five to ten percent higher than conventional methods. So will British Columbia, which partly bankrolled that simulation, require builders to use that new method when constructing taller wood-frames? The answer: no. In an interview with Public Eye, Housing and Social Development Minister Rich Coleman explained why.

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Surprisingly, the world's tallest wooden building is currently planned for Norway - at 17 stories!

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/24/worlds-tallest-wooden-building-planned-for-norway/

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