Rethink… Would you really want to live here?
The City of Toronto alone averages 1,400 watermain breaks per year, and it’s well-known how hard this past winter has been. All cities across Canada experience these same issues.
The mayor of Winnipeg, for example, recently noted that 619 properties had been affected by frozen pipes, and at one count, 537 property owners there were waiting for pipes to be thawed by city crews. Mid and high rise wood construction counts on suppression — i.e. sprinklers — to meet code and safety requirements.
Sprinklers require a water supply to work.
CCMPA supports balanced design to fight fires, and balanced design starts with concrete block.
For safety and durability, it’s time to reThink Wood.
To learn more about how concrete block is an integral part of balanced, fire-safe design visit ccmpa.ca.