Feds invest $800k in multi-use mass timber airport hangar
The Canadian government is investing $800,000 in KF Aerospace to build a multi-use airport hangar using mass timber.
According to a government press release, the two-story building will be the first-of-its-kind in Canada. It will use state-of-the-art floor and tall wood-based systems that are able to accommodate the large spacing between columns needed in hangars. The finished hangar will house an aviation museum and convention centre. By using mass timber, the project will realize total carbon benefits of 1,753 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide.
“Designing and constructing this facility to reflect and blend B.C.’s rich history of aviation and forestry was very important to me. I want to thank the federal government for its contribution to allow this facility to be a true legacy to our past while showcasing what’s possible in the future,” said Barry Lapointe, founder and CEO of KF Aerospace, in a press release.