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.
Wood Innovation Research Lab (WIRL) at the University of Northern British Columbia gives students and researchers much needed space to test state-of-the-art building systems. The WIRL is noteworthy in that it is the first industrial building in North America certified to rigorous Passive House energy standards.
For over five decades, the BC Forest Discovery Centre remains one of Duncan’s favourite attractions providing education on B.C.’s leading sustainable forest management practices to residents and tourists.
Brock Commons Tallwood House is an innovative tall wood student residence at the University of British Columbia (UBC), currently the tallest contemporary mass timber hybrid structure in the world. Explore the virtual tour.
MEC's commitment to a broad approach to sustainability, incorporating environmentally-responsible, resource-conserving and socially-enlightened strategies are showcased in their head office. Explore the virtual tour.
Started as a small family-owned company in Penticton B.C., Structurlam has expanded over the past five decades into a global leader in mass timber buildings. Ron McDougall, mass timber specialist, explains the current state of the company and mass timber industry and where he feels they are headed in the future.
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.