UBC mass timber buildings

With the innovative use of mass timber in its academic and operational buildings, the University of British Columbia (UBC) is at the forefront of revitalizing wood construction.

Integrating wood, a renewable material that stores carbon, into its buildings, reflects UBC’s commitment to sustainability and pioneering new building technologies which expands the market for BC forest products.

Wood’s structural performance capabilities make it appropriate for a broad range of applications—from small structures to larger and heavier framing systems used to build arenas, schools and other large buildings.

UBC Forest Sciences Centre
Photo credit: Don Erhardt
UBC Mass Timber Building Fact Sheet

Wood-frame and mass timber construction has a proven safety and performance record for a full range of conditions including fire, seismic and wind.