The majority of all single-family, townhome, and multifamily mid-rise housing built in Canada uses wood-frame construction. Wood-frame construction is strong, safe, durable and energy efficient. It is renewable, reliable, economical and backed by decades of research and technological advancement to meet any building challenge. It is easy to build with and it is easy to remodel. It is easy on the environment and it gives builders the reputation of building the best quality houses, apartments, and light commercial structures in the world.
Now being adopted by many countries around the world, wood-frame construction is the residential and light-commerical building system of choice.
The Maple Leaf Housing Centre annually hosts a Korean builders delegation in cooperation with the Canada Wood program. The delegations travel to Canada to gain a better understanding of the use of wood in various types of construction projects.
The Maple Leaf Housing Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chilean Wood Association that will promote and expand the use of wood in Chile's residential construction sector.
The Maple Leaf Housing Centre has hosted numerous delegations from many countries who have come to Canada to gain a better understanding of our housing policies and technologies.
Mr. Stevens was invited to Ekaterinburg, Russia to meet with government and industry leaders who had expressed an interest in the use of Canadian wood-frame construction technologies for the construction of housing in the Russian Federation.