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Log Home & Timber Frame Building Manufacturers Business & Market Expansion Initiative
BC’s Log Home and Timber Frame building industry is a marquee value-added product for BC providing employment throughout the province. Several studies indicate that BC enjoys an international competitive advantage in log home and timber frame construction and that there are considerable market expansion opportunities. As a result, CCBAC has partnered with the BC Log Home and Timber Building Industry Association, the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition and the Pine Beetle Epidemic Response Branch of the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation to implement a project that identifies and implements actions that will expand markets for the sector. Such market expansion would help drive an expansion of BC’s Log Home and Timber Frame building sector, resulting in more value-added employment in Cariboo communities.
The proponents are currently working on testing projects that will demonstrate the energy and carbon storage advantages of log and timber frame buildings which will result in increased marketing opportunities. As well, the BC Industry Web page will be reviewed and renewed to facilitate an international marketing presence. This 18 month project is due to complete in March 2012.
Funding Partners: Province of BC, Government of Canada (Western Economic Partnership Agreement), Northern Development Initiative Trust, Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition, CCBAC
CCBAC contribution: $25,000 • Project total: $263,000
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