Wood You Believe: Mass Timber Leading a Renaissance in Modern Construction

WSP is advancing the use of low-carbon engineered wood products for tall building construction, which provides structural strength and durability beyond traditional lumber.

Production of mass timber emits fewer greenhouse gases than steel or concrete, and timber also becomes a carbon sink for the lifetime of that building.


Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario used mass timber for a 270,000-square-foot expansion project. WSP provided mechanical, electrical, civil, and municipal engineering design services. Timber Systems provided installation of the mass timber. Farrow Partnership served as the architect.

Used properly in construction, mass timber has been shown to be a durable material that could become a fire safety preference.