This case study features five buildings, representative of the diverse and varied application of new techniques and best practices for five- and six-storey wood-frame construction in B.C. Download this case study, as well as the Mid-Rise 2.0 case study, from WoodWORKS! BC. Complementary to these, FPInnovations’ Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Construction Handbook covers broad design and construction topics and is designed to be used in conjunction with the National Building Code of Canada and the CSA O86 Standard. Purchase Handbook from the FPInnovations website.
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 […]
Discover the outcomes from this event that taught essential information about wood building fire requirements in the upcoming revised buildings codes.
Project Overview The Heights is a six-storey mixed-use building in the rapidly evolving Vancouver Heights neighbourhood. The 5,600 square metre building includes a basement parking garage, street level retail and five storeys of apartments above, with a total of 85 suites. The parking and retail space are constructed in concrete, while the five storeys of […]
Communities in British Columbia value natural beauty for their public buildings, so it was expected that the project’s architects would use wood to capture the essence of the site’s beauty, which includes a salmon stream running through a forested area with walking trails alongside sports fields. Three levels of recreation, cultural and mixed-use space form the community-oriented facility, which includes weight rooms, an aquatic space, gymnasium and sport courts as well as multi-purpose and arts rooms.
Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized recently at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Whistler. Five local governments were presented with awards for use of wood in their community projects by Wood WORKS! BC. The City of Surrey, Township of Langley, Village of Radium Hot Springs, Village of Hazleton and Town of Smithers were all recognized as being exemplary advocates for wood.
With thousands of names on waiting lists for student housing at British Columbia universities, the skyrocketing demand in an already crowded and expensive rental market has inspired an innovative solution at Trinity Western University.