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Wood Construction

Fire Safety - Wood Construction

Issue Overview 

Wood frame construction is critical to the creation of affordable housing as it typically costs 15-25 percent less than other construction types. However, fires at apartment construction sites tend to bring media scrutiny over the use of wood, resulting in policymakers considering proposals to restrict its use. 

As an Owner or Operator, How Does this Affect My Business?

Policies limiting the use of wood framed construction would increase construction costs and negatively affect the supply of housing the industry can produce.