Originally Posted by Calgarian
Not a huge fan of this. Wood framed buildings at this height will require far denser stud spacing to support the extra load, this will mean poorer thermal and acoustic performance. The fire rating can be managed, but this is increased risk for massive fires, especially during construction.
Like this fire at a Seniors assisted-living building under construction in Vancouver recently?
(under construction - 80% complete before the fire)
Granville & 49th. Only 3 stories tall (4 if you count the roof) and wood construction with a concrete underground parkade.
Chatter at the time was that the fire was bad because "none of the fire prevention features were active yet".
Last I heard it will be a tear-down to the concrete parkade & rebuilt.