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.
Explore the virtual tour of Samuel Brighouse Elementary School - Navigate through the corridors, library, gymnasium & music room to discover the extensive use of wood incorporated in the design, including the impressive undulating wood roof.
With forestry being a central component of Quesnel's economy, it was natural for community leaders to further the area's culture of wood by featuring it as a key structural and finishing component of their new arena. This two-storey facility is a focal point for the community and will also serve as a venue for live entertainment, trade shows and community events.
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.
Home to the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world, B.C. is a proven leader in using wood to increase the speed of construction and deliver community and environmental benefits in projects of all sizes.
Local start-up thrives with help from wood innovation funding and marketing and production experts.
People spend as much as 90 per cent of their time inside buildings, and for children, adolescents and an increasing number of young adults, most of this time is spent either at home or in school. Given this situation, the design of schools is of clear importance where wood plays a vital role.