The Shore is a multi-building residential development located a few blocks from the North Vancouver waterfront. The project includes both five and six-storey wood-frame buildings constructed over a single storey concrete parking garage. On completion of the fourth building in 2017, the complex will include 359 apartment units.
For the first phase of The Shore, the wood-frame components were prefabricated, while for the second phase they were stick built on-site in the traditional manner. The Shore uses many of the techniques now common to control shrinkage and differential movement in six-storey wood-frame construction. The sill and header plates are kiln-dried lumber, while the floor assemblies use engineered wood I-joists.
All four of the buildings have nail laminated timber elevator shafts, which make their movement characteristics compatible with those of the surrounding structure.
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