Hosted by the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) and School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), this technical workshop on robotic fabrication was held October 13 – 17 for students and practicing architects to share knowledge and experience with wood design experts.
Using a state-of-the-art eight-axis industrial robotic work cell, participants put into practice the unique technical and conceptual foundations that underpin robotic milling in wood through the development and construction of the Wandering Wood Pavilion, a wooden sculptural bench installation.
Learn more about this event and its outcomes here.
Located seventy kilometres east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Senior Secondary School features wood as part of a major rehabilitation and replacement project.
School principal Rob Comeau talks about why wood is good for schools
For many, urban community and recreation centres are becoming a home away from home. Showcasing the beauty of wood, British Columbia (B.C.) forest products from sustainably managed forests are being used to help make these important facilities feel warm and inviting, enhancing well-being.
This 8,825-square-metre aquatic centre in the heart of Surrey looks ready to take flight, with catenary, undulating, glue-laminated timber cables that swoop skyward.
Read this interview with Scott Groves, who oversees design, construction, and operations of all civic facilities in Surrey, and find out how the province’s fastest-growing city is winning with wood.
Commercial and industrial buildings are incorporating more wood into their construction. Along with the strength needed to last in heavy duty applications, wood has its own unique advantages.