A research study conducted by the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Forestry used key measures to determine how forest practices in British Columbia (B.C.) compare with seven countries participating in the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators.
Boost Productivity, Reduce Waste and Increase Quality on Your Next Prefab Timber Project
The newly updated two-volume 812-page CLT Handbook is the essential how-to resource for Canadian building professionals interested in construction and design using cross-laminated timber (CLT). The edition covers:
In the competitive hospitality industry, developers and architects are continuously seeking fresh, imaginative, functional and sustainable design ideas that help differentiate their hotel, restaurant, banquet hall and other hospitality venues from its competitors. The long-recognized benefits of building with wood and wood products from B.C. continue to provide value for hospitality building owners. The popularity of B.C. wood is one of the many drivers adding to Canada’s leadership in wood design and construction.
Four case studies and architectural drawings that provide solutions to common issues in mass timber building design are now available for download in PDF and Revit. Recognizing there is a need to support early adopters and foster the uptake of mass timber buildings, these case studies will make it easier for specifiers and engineers to incorporate emerging building system methods into their practice.
This performance overview of the 18-storey Brock Commons Tallwood House at UBC assesses a wide range of factors:
- Structural elements
- Building systems
- Building envelope
- Moisture protection
By also including a cost analysis, an environmental impact analysis and an assessment of inhabitant comfort, the case study demonstrates that taller wood buildings like Brock Commons can be built economically while also delivering community and environmental benefits.
B.C.’s wood product technology and building expertise helped build the recently completed Centre of Excellence Workshop, a 13,000 sq ft building that houses workshops for students of architecture and design at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India. The building features a mix of coastal and interior species from B.C. in both structural and appearance applications and is one of the first large-scale commercial demonstration in India to use long-span glulam beams.
Highlighting Canadian innovation and leadership, Canada’s design and construction community now have free access to detailed expert advice available in the Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) Canadian Design and Construction Guide. Co-edited by architecture and design firm Perkins+Will and structural engineering firm Fast + Epp, this same team produced a similar guide for the U.S. building industry earlier this year.
The 2017 Wood Solutions Conference takes place today at the Vancouver Convention Centre, presented by Wood WORKS! BC and the Canadian Wood Council.
This interactive educational event showcases the latest innovations and trends in architectural and structural wood design.