Wisconsin DSPS expects new mass timber guidelines for commercial building code update by end of year

Guidelines would make it easier to construct mass timber buildings in state

A rendering of a lounge in Ascent, a 25-story apartment building under construction in downtown Milwaukee.
A rendering of a lounge in Ascent, a 25-story apartment building under construction in downtown Milwaukee. Credit: Korb + Associates Architects

The state agency charged with licensing professionals and enforcing commercial building codes is expecting a new set of mass timber guidelines by the end of this year. Wisconsin’s Department of Safety and Professional Services wants to expand the use of mass timber in construction projects through an update to the state’s building code. DSPS Secretary Dawn

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