Wood is the ideal construction material gifted to us by mother nature. It is safe for the environment and healthy for communities.
Eco Development Group will start a new era of design, manufacture, and construction of buildings made out of cross-laminated timber in northern Ontario. This is the first regional project based on the European CLT model with proven structural durability, a high degree of stability, and strength performance. The wood's capabilities to absorb and store carbon dioxide with its high embodied energy granted these buildings' unique ecological advantages. As the only naturally renewable construction material, wood is a modern concept that will revolutionize North Ontario's housing construction.
Eco Development Group will start constructing its factory site at the Parry Sound Industrial park, where CLT prefabricated house kits will be designed and manufactured. This factory facility will provide 50 new workplaces with a $30 million investment. This project is supported and partly funded by federal and provincial economic development agencies.
Eco Development Group will open new opportunities to use Canadian forests to benefit the country, society, and individual clients.
The construction of the new CLT and GLT production plant is started on 8 acres in Carling Industrial Park (Parry Sound region, Northern Ontario). The plant will run with the use of eco-technologies - heat pumps heating and cooling. PV solar panels installed on the roof will reduce electricity consumption from the grid.
The production plant will be set in two industrial buildings with a total square of 16,750 m2 (180,000 sq.feet). Planned capacity - 40,000 m3 per year. The company will create 70 full-time jobs with a positive impact on the Northern Ontario region `s in transportation, construction, and service fields.
The first phase - cutting of CLT panels in construction elements for specific projects will be launched in summer 2021.
The second phase - production of CLT panels and GLT beams will start at the end of 2022.
The maximum dimensions of Cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels will be
Up to 3,000 mm width,
Up to 16,000 mm length
60 to 360 mm of thickness.
GLT beams will be up to 16,000 mm of length.
The estimated demand for mass timber used in North American buildings in 2034 will be 16,300,000 cubic meters. This means mass timber manufacturing practical capacity will need to grow by a factor of nearly 40 by 2034 to meet the increase in demand for mass timber used in buildings.