Advancements in construction technology, modernized building codes, and a demand for sustainable design are making wood the right choice for a variety of residential and hotel projects. Wood products from B.C.’s sustainably managed forests are also helping to meet the growing demand for affordable housing; wood is well-suited for economical and timely construction — notably in hard to reach places, including downtown sites and remote locations.
Highlighting Canadian innovation and leadership, the Nail-laminated Timber (NLT) Guide is a source of inspiration and a valued resource for the building community as it is the only comprehensive NLT resource available that combines design, construction, and fabrication expertise from built projects into an easy to use reference.
Wood is versatile, resilient and renewable, making it an excellent choice to build or renovate schools. It can be less expensive than other major building materials, and studies show it creates safe, healthy and inspiring learning environments. By choosing wood construction, B.C. school districts can demonstrate a commitment to climate action and the environmental future of their students through designs that meet or exceed demanding energy-efficiency requirements.
Hosted by Western Living (WL) magazine, designers Toby Barratt, Brent Comber and Kate Duncan join WL editorial director Anicka Quin on January 29 at True Confessions of a Furniture Maker. They will share their insights on the process of custom design, including expertise around installations, working with other trades as well as awareness of code and safety issues.
Terrace House—designed by award-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and Vancouver-based Francl Architecture—received official approval to expose mass timber in the top seven storeys of a 19-storey mixed-use building. The tall wood structure, owned by PortLiving, will be located in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour and reach 71 metres, making it the tallest hybrid mass timber structure in the world once complete.
Brock Commons Tallwood House is one of the University’s five high-rise, mixed-use, residential complexes that provide housing for students while acting as academic and recreational hubs for the campus community. The hubs are all of similar programming and urban design, however the Brock Commons building is unique in the use of a mass timber hybrid structure.
This CEU provides a high-level overview of wood-frame construction systems -- balloon, platform, and semi-balloon framing -- as well as mass timber product applications such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), glue-laminated timber (glulam), and laminated strand lumber(LSL).
This workshop is specifically for Building Officials who work in high seismic zones such as the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. In direct consultation and at the request of the Building Officials' Association of BC, the Canadian Wood Council and Wood WORKS! BC have tailored this workshop to meet the needs of building officials faced with administering the ever-increasing numbers of building permits needing lateral design engineering.
Monday, June 24th, 2013
Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel
3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC
Breakfast & Registration: 8:00am
In cities across North America, the low-density sprawl that has characterized development since the mid-20th century is giving way to a growing landscape of mid-rise buildings; five- to six-storey structures thatare more environmentally sustainable and cost effective because of their increased density while still blending with existing neighbourhoods and helping to create livable communities that accommodate growing urban populations.
Signature buildings, research and exchange between design communities, including industry, universities, regulatory officials and research academics from around the world, are identifying a range of technical information that supports new applications under alternative or innovative solutions paths in design standards and building codes.