Seismic Design for Schools
Advancing Mass Timber Systems in Vancouver Schools, A Case Study by Wood WORKS! BC examines the design and construction of two of the first Vancouver schools that use mass timber as their primary construction system: wək̓ʷan̓əs tə syaqʷəm Elementary School and Bayview Elementary School.
The two schools, both seismic replacements, were part of a pilot project by the Vancouver School Board aimed to assess the potential for expanding the use of mass timber in future school projects.
- An overview of the challenges
- Lessons learned
- And considerations for mass timber schools