Mass Timber Demonstration Program

The Mass Timber Demonstration Program is part of StrongerBC, B.C.’s economic recovery plan. The program is led by Forestry Innovation Investment through its Wood First Program. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness. 

The Mass Timber Demonstration Program (MTDP) was created to advance mass timber adoption in B.C. and support the champions and growing competitive knowledge around mass timber design and construction. Funding will be provided to help offset incremental costs associated with first-of-its-kind innovations and those interested in building with emerging mass timber or mass timber hybrid building systems and construction processes. 

The MTDP provides funding to eligible applicants for the design, research, construction and demonstration of mass timber buildings. The funding is intended to: 

  1. Address technical or other impediments to the use of mass timber in construction projects in B.C. 
  2. Support companies overcome one time, or their first-time costs associated with using mass timber on a construction project in B.C. 
  3. Support incremental costs associated with design, engineering, code equivalency, or construction of a mass timber building – that would not otherwise be incurred if building with traditional materials. 
  4. Undertake virtual design or 3-D modeling to support off site prefabrication, taking advantage of the speed of construction and other benefits associated with mass timber and prefabrication of building components. 
  5. Undertake life cycle analysis and related carbon accounting analysis.  
  6. Demonstrate performance and commercial success for B.C.-based mass timber technologies, design and construction expertise and services.  Showcase best practices and share lessons learned to support future uptake of mass timber technologies. 
  7. Prove-out the business case for mass timber use and support the costs related to the learning curve associated with regularizing mass timber use in the development and construction sector.

 
Key Dates:  The Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI) is open from November 12, 2020 to December 7, 2020 (20:00 Pacific Time). Late Expressions of Interest will not be accepted.   

Application Process: Applications will undergo a pre-screening, where the applications will be assessed against the mandatory criteria. Following this, applications will be reviewed by a technical advisory panel and will be prioritized according to this review. Finally, shortlisted applicants will be required to participate in a due diligence process, where supplemental details and information may be required. 

Before you apply, make sure your project is eligible for funding by reviewing the Mandatory Submission Requirements and Desired Criteria

Visit masstimberbc.ca to learn more about the Mass Timber Demonstration Program funding call, criteria and to download the application package.