Canada Invests In Hybrid Timber Floor Systems

The government of Canada will contribute over $550,000 to the hybrid timber floor system (HTFA)project led by EllisDon and DIALOG. Funded through the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program, a program that encourages the greater use of wood in construction and supports Canada's transition to a low-carbon economy; and the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT), a program that supports its recipients in de-risking the implementation of innovation in the Canadian forest sector, HTFS is an innovative approach to the existing concept of hybridizing structural materials. It is a mixture of different materials such as concrete and steel combined with mass timber which offers a reduction in carbon and an increase in building design possibilities. It also allows mass timber-based floor systems to be used in non-residential long-span construction that had previously been limited to traditional building materials.