Thank you, Mr. Chair.
My thanks to all the witnesses for their presentations.
I was a municipal councillor for six years before I was elected Member of Parliament. In particular, I worked with the municipalities in my region on the risk management for fire safety. I therefore fully understood all the points made by the representative from the International Association of Fire Fighters, and I thank him for bringing those issues to our attention.
However, my questions are for Mr. Meyer, who has given a fine description of the evolution of his industry. I am particularly interested in that, because in the riding I represent, the city centre of Saint-Hyacinthe has a six-storey office tower with a wood-framed structure. This is the Synergia Complex, built by the Groupe Robin, an entrepreneur from our region. The complex was built in collaboration with Nordic Structures, a company located in Chibougamau. That office tower attracted a lot of interest, so it had no problem quickly finding tenants who now occupy all its offices. In our region, we feel that there is interest in this industry.
You talked about how your industry has evolved. We now know that high-rise buildings have been built with wood around the world. We also know that the Synergia Complex built in Saint-Hyacinthe has been studied by research groups. It is actually LEED certified.
So far, what have we learned from the existing buildings and how can this information help shape your industry in the future?
Mr. Meyer, can you answer those questions?