Case Studies

oN5 Building Technical Bulletins

Innovative mass timber design in an urban infill office building

Located in the Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver—a community filled with architecture and design firms—oN5 is a demonstration project that combines high performance, mass timber construction, new approaches to insulative CLT assemblies and damage-resistant seismic design. The unique features of this project are also possible due to the delivery method used by the team which is based on multi-disciplinary collaboration.

There will be five technical bulletins regarding oN5. The Introduction and High-Performance Low Carbon Construction can be found below. Coming soon: Off-Site Construction; On-Site Construction and Project Delivery; and Regulatory Perspectives.

 

Introduction

This technical bulletin provides an introduction to the innovative wood technology/design and construction methods used in this project.

High-Performance Low Carbon Construction

An overview of how oN5 achieves an airtight and thermally efficient envelope for a commercial building using prefabricated CLT panels and a high performance, triple-glazed curtain wall system.

oN5 top floor mass timber floor panel being flown in
oN5 Building

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1 Lonsdale Avenue Commercial Building exterior
1 Lonsdale Avenue Commercial Building

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CTA CLT Swanky
Mass timber

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Exterior view of completed MEC Headquarters building which features mass timber construction, prefabrication, hybrid wood, and tall wood design
MEC Head Office

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