On Jan. 1, it became legal to construct a wood-frame building up to six storeys, up from a maximum four.
“It’s great for affordable housing (and students’) residences. I can see these (buildings) popping up all along the new bus routes,” said Mike Baldinelli, a partner in the London engineering firm Strik Baldinelli Moniz.
His firm did the structural design for a building at 356 Dundas St. that will have 52 affordable housing rental units. It will be the first six-storey wood-frame building in London and only the third in the province.
Strik Baldinelli Moniz has emerged as a leader in the province in designing and promoting six-storey wood-frame buildings, with projects in Hamilton and Oakville.
The firm has developed its own software — SX-N-WD — to facilitate the design of the.. (Continue reading the LFP Article)