UBC's Timber Tower Starts to Rise

June 8, 2016

Construction on the University of British Columbia's landmark, 18-storey, mass-timber Brock Commons student residence has begun. This week, contractors began trucking in wood components to Vancouver for final assembly in a just-in-time process to build a 53-metre-tall highrise that will be the world’s tallest mass-timber building. And it is garnering attention in all corners of the construction and wood-products industry.