From a design perspective, one of the most significant areas of opportunity which came out of changes to the National Construction Code in 2016 revolves around the enablement of mid-rise timber buildings under a deemed to satisfy (DTS) solution.

With the new provisions having come into force in May this year, it is timely to look at what they mean and to examine some of considerations and options they raise. At the core of the provisions is a new clause (C1.13) which has been inserted into Volume 1 of…