Mass Timber

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Mass timber buildings aren’t just beautiful, they’re sustainable and efficient. Heightened awareness of the environmental benefits of wood combined with advances in wood technology and manufacturing have aligned to make tall wood buildings not only possible but cost-effective; what’s more, they exceed the standards of safety, sustainability, and performance of any alternative.


Our specialized experts in mass timber as well as our in-house Construction Sciences Division, one of few in the industry, set us apart. Together, they’re dedicated to ensuring the most innovative building techniques, products, and technologies are utilized. Our holistic approach in design, research and development, and execution has enabled us to deliver some of the most exciting mass timber projects across Canada and the world.

After investing years in continually refining our internal best practices and knowledge base, we’re ahead of the curve. EllisDon is actively engaged with the mass timber professional community and are often called upon by the industry to share our knowledge, experience, insights, and passion.

The future of construction is mass timber. EllisDon is proud to lead the industry in this exciting category of engineered wood products.

-Mark Gaglione, Director, Building & Material Sciences

The EllisDon Edge

  • Leading the industry. Our extensive research and development initiatives, experience in construction, and active knowledge sharing all contribute to our leadership position in the mass timber space.

  • Bringing together the right people for the job. We understand how mass timber integrates across all disciplines and scopes. Our extensive research and competitive tendering process enables us to bring together the teams most suited for a project’s specific needs.

  • Known for expertise and execution. We provide hands-on support for operations teams from tendering to design assistance through installation and through the rest of construction.

  • A dedicated Mass Timber team. We understand and advise on all the details—fire, acoustic, insurance challenges, moisture, supplying, logistics—resulting in the most efficient structure.

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The path to sustainable construction with mass timber

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Research Projects

We’re advancing the mass timber industry with our research and development efforts, and we're continually discovering new uses for mass timber materials and innovative applications in the construction space.

Mass Timber Modular System

Prefabrication and Low Carbon Research Projects

Hybrid Timber Floor System

Horizon 2020

Mass Timber Moisture Research

Mass Timber Modular System

Prefabrication and Low Carbon Research Projects

Hybrid Timber Floor System

Horizon 2020

Mass Timber Moisture Research

Mass Timber Modular System

Prefabrication and Low Carbon Research Projects

Hybrid Timber Floor System

Horizon 2020

Mass Timber Moisture Research

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Mass Timber is part of EllisDon’s Construction Sciences group.

Existing in the gap between consulting engineering and construction, EllisDon’s in-house Construction Sciences department, one of few in the industry, ensures that the most innovative building techniques and products are available to our clients. Through active involvement in the whole project delivery process, and with research and development at its core, this group ensures that construction innovations in methods, equipment, and materials anywhere in the world are investigated and implemented on our projects.

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