Canadian Concrete, Steel Associations Speak Out Against "Wood First" Policies

Following last week's NewsLinks' item on the Wood First campaign in British Columbia, and news of devastating fires in wood-built structures in the province, there's news coverage detailing the responses of members of Canadian concrete and steel construction associations about the campaign by the wood industry to persuade provincial and federal governments to give wood preferential treatment over other building materials.

"The issue of Wood First is important to the members of the concrete industry and they were incensed by the process and what was going on inside B.C. politics," said Charles Kelly, president of the British Columbia Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

Source: October 16 posting in the Journal of Commerce. Read more.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association