{"http_host":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca","wp_title":"Research - Wood Innovates BC","body_class":"page-template page-template-page-templates page-template-tabbed-content page-template-page-templatestabbed-content-php page page-id-1009 tribe-no-js research","site":{"admin_email":"alerts@pixeldesigns.ca","blogname":null,"charset":"UTF-8","description":"","id":null,"language":"en-CA","multisite":false,"name":"Wood Innovates BC","pingback_url":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca\/xmlrpc.php","siteurl":null,"theme":{"name":"Wood Innovates BC 2018","version":"1.0","parent":false,"parent_slug":null,"slug":"wood-innovates-bc-2018","uri":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca\/wp-content\/themes\/wood-innovates-bc-2018","id":null,"ID":null,"object_type":null},"title":"Wood Innovates BC","url":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca","home_url":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca","site_url":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca","rdf":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca\/feed\/rdf\/","rss":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca\/feed\/rss\/","rss2":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca\/feed\/","atom":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca\/feed\/atom\/","ID":null,"object_type":null,"pingback":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca\/xmlrpc.php"},"request":{"post":[],"get":[],"id":null,"ID":null,"object_type":null},"user":false,"theme":{"name":"Wood Innovates BC 2018","version":"1.0","parent":false,"parent_slug":null,"slug":"wood-innovates-bc-2018","uri":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca\/wp-content\/themes\/wood-innovates-bc-2018","id":null,"ID":null,"object_type":null},"posts":{"0":{"ImageClass":"Timber\\Image","PostClass":"Timber\\Post","TermClass":"Timber\\Term","object_type":"post","custom":{"_edit_lock":"1585783254:9","_edit_last":"9","_yoast_wpseo_content_score":"30","content_blocks":"","_content_blocks":"field_5adf8d8d2ee27","_wp_page_template":"page-templates\/tabbed-content.php","sidebar_modules_0_title":"Research Libraries","_sidebar_modules_0_title":"field_5d6ec80c19f0c","sidebar_modules_0_content":"<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/research.thinkwood.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Think Wood Research Library<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nA collection of the latest emerging research on mass timber and light wood-frame structural systems for buildings five storeys and up.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/fpinnovations.ca\/extranet\/pages\/search.aspx\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations Publications<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nSearch for Canadian forest sector research, including reports on transformative technologies for wood manufacturing, advanced wood building systems and market acceptance.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/industry-tools-resources\/technicalenvironmental-research\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) Technical\/ Environmental Research<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nFind reports prepared for FII on a wide range of technical and environment topics, including wood building systems, engineered wood products and market research.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BC Housing Research Library<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nReports, studies and bulletins that inform housing solutions to improve the affordability and quality of housing in B.C. Available information includes building science and socio-economic research on wood building systems.","_sidebar_modules_0_content":"field_5d6ec91719f0f","sidebar_modules_0_background_colour":"#e9e9ea","_sidebar_modules_0_background_colour":"field_5d6ec8bc19f0e","sidebar_modules_1_title":"Research Centres in B.C.","_sidebar_modules_1_title":"field_5d6ec80c19f0c","sidebar_modules_1_content":"<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of British Columbia<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> releases comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.\r\n\r\nThe School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.\r\n\r\nThe Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of Northern British Columbia<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.\u00a0 <a href=\"http:\/\/blogs.unbc.ca\/thomastannert\/\">Dr. Thomas Tannert<\/a> of the Integrated Wood Engineering faculty is the BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering, and the Canada Research Chair for Hybrid Wood Structures Engineering.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\">University of Victoria<\/a> <\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/engineering\/civil\/research\/home\/green-structures-and-materials\/index.php\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Green Structures and Materials<\/a> research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe R&D laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions for increasing the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.","_sidebar_modules_1_content":"field_5d6ec91719f0f","sidebar_modules_1_background_colour":"#e9e9ea","_sidebar_modules_1_background_colour":"field_5d6ec8bc19f0e","sidebar_modules":["flexible_content","flexible_content"],"_sidebar_modules":"field_5adfab554d66d","tabs_0_tab_label":"Research","_tabs_0_tab_label":"field_5d8d290ffcf4a","tabs_0_content_blocks_0_content":"B.C. is recognized globally for leadership in research, development and use of advanced wood products and technology. Below is a selection of recent studies conducted by B.C.-based research centres.\r\n\r\nThese resources and 1,500 more can be found on the <a href=\"https:\/\/research.thinkwood.com\/\">Think Wood Research Library<\/a>. From peer-reviewed academic papers to practical applied research and resources, the Library provides the latest international research and resources on mass timber, light-frame wood building systems (5 storeys and up), and timber bridges.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_0_content":"field_5d8d2c81fcf5b","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_title":"Structural Resiliency of Mass Timber Buildings","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0379207\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Disproportionate Collapse Prevention Analyses for Mid-Rise Cross-Laminated Timber Platform-Type Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nExamines the structural robustness and disproportionate collapse prevention for mid-rise platform-type cross-laminated timber buildings through analytical, numerical, and experimental analyses.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/facultyresearchandpublications\/52383\/items\/1.0380777\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Wind and Earthquake Design Framework for Tall Wood-Concrete Hybrid System (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nDevelops a comprehensive wind and earthquake design guideline for concrete-jointed tall mass timber buildings up to a 40-storey office or residential buildings, including 10- and 30-storey mass-timber buildings.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_title":"Mass Timber Connections","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_content":"<a href=\"http:\/\/team.sites.olt.ubc.ca\/files\/2019\/04\/TEAM-Report-2018-08-Connections-for-Stackable-Heavy-Timber-Modules.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connections for Stackable Heavy Timber Modules in Midrise to Tall Wood Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nIdentifies the load requirement and major design criteria and tests three major types of connections used in a stackable modular building.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1051\/matecconf\/201927501011\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Failure Modes and Mechanical Properties of Bracket Anchor Connections for Cross-Laminated-Timber (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nProvides a better understanding of the seismic performance of bracket connections subjected to seismic actions and how to choose and design bracket connections for cross-laminated timber structures.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/files\/2018\/05\/TEAM-Report-2017-08-Connection-and-performance-of-Two-way-CLT-Plate.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connection and Performance of Two-Way CLT Plates (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nStudies the connections used to join multiple cross-laminated timber plates to provide an efficient solution when architects seek to create large span open space.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_title":"Durability and Building Physics","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/19744.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">High Energy Performance Six-Storey Wood-Frame Building: Field Monitoring (FPInnovations, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nGenerates field performance data from a highly energy-efficient building in the west coast climate that was designed to meet the Passive House standard.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/wood-innovation-research-lab-building-research-report\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">WIRL Building Research Report (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nInvestigates differences between the modeled energy consumption and building envelope performance of the Passive House-certified Wood Innovation Research Laboratory (WIRL) building following eight months of in-situ data collection.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/16780-PDFA.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Advanced Wood-Based Solutions for Mid-Rise and High-Rise Construction: In-Situ Testing of the Brock Commons 18-Storey Building for Vibration and Acoustic Performances (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nAddresses serviceability issues of tall wood buildings focusing on their vibration and sound insulation performance.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.fpl.fs.fed.us\/documnts\/pdf2018\/fpl_2018_wang003.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Durability of Mass Timber Structures: A Review of the Biological Risks (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nReviews and compares potential sources of biodegradation that exist for traditional wood construction with those in mass timber construction and identifies methods for limiting the degradation risk.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_title":"Materials and Manufacturing Processes","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0376212\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">A Scheduling Model for Industrial Process Management: An Innovative Application of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Manufacturing (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nDevelops a scheduling algorithm for customizable cross-laminated timber panels manufacturing that can be used for a scheduling tool for production managers.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.journalofindustrializedconstruction.com\/index.php\/mocs\/article\/view\/95\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Serviceability Performance of Timber Concrete Composite Floors (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nTests and validates the bending, vibration and long-term performance of a range of timber concrete composite systems using several engineered wood products.\r\n\r\n ","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_title":"Sustainability and Economic Analysis","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_content":"<a href=\"http:\/\/www.athenasmi.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/08\/Tallwood_House_Environmental_Declaration_20180608.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Brock Commons Tallwood House, University of British Columbia: An Environmental Building Declaration According to EN 15978 Standard (Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nPresents a whole-building environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Brock Commons Tallwood House, declaring life cycle impacts according to a standardized format.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.sciencedirect.com\/science\/article\/pii\/S221282711730906X?via%3Dihub\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Lessons Learned from Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Two Residential Towers at the University of British Columbia (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nEvaluates a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) study of two student high-rise residential buildings with a hybrid mass-timber structure and a more traditional concrete structure, respectively.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_title":"Adoption of Innovative Systems and 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construction for schools up to four storeys in height.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\/building-science-reports\/strategies-collaborative-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Strategies for Collaborative Construction: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Case Studies (BC Housing, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nProvides an overview of integrated project delivery, including common factors for success, case studies demonstrating the delivery method in practice and lessons learned that are applicable to future housing projects in B.C.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/bim-and-design-manufacturing-and-assembly-mass-timber-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly for Mass Timber Construction (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nBuilds on the international and local lessons learned to promote and facilitate the use of building information modeling (BIM) and design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) in the context of mass-timber construction.\r\n\r\n ","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items":"6","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items":"field_5d8d2c9bfcf5d","tabs_0_content_blocks":["wysiwyg","accordion_section"],"_tabs_0_content_blocks":"field_5d8d2abcfcf4b","tabs_1_tab_label":"B.C. Research Centres","_tabs_1_tab_label":"field_5d8d290ffcf4a","tabs_1_content_blocks_0_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\"><strong>FPInnovations<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions to increase the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\"><strong>University of British Columbia (UBC)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> conducts comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.\r\n\r\nThe School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.\r\n\r\nThe Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems for the design, construction and operation of buildings.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/cirs.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability<\/a> uses a Living Lab approach to testing new ideas and sharing knowledge about sustainable building technologies and performance.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\"><strong>University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\"><strong>University of Victoria (UVic)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/engineering\/civil\/research\/home\/green-structures-and-materials\/index.php\">Green Structures and Materials<\/a> research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high-performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.","_tabs_1_content_blocks_0_content":"field_5d8d2c81fcf5b","tabs_1_content_blocks":["wysiwyg"],"_tabs_1_content_blocks":"field_5d8d2abcfcf4b","tabs":"2","_tabs":"field_5d8d28fefcf49"},"id":1009,"ID":1009,"post_author":"1","post_content":"","post_date":"2019-03-27 17:01:08","post_excerpt":"","post_parent":0,"post_status":"publish","post_title":"Research","post_type":"page","slug":"research","_edit_lock":"1585783254:9","_edit_last":"9","_yoast_wpseo_content_score":"30","content_blocks":"","_content_blocks":"field_5adf8d8d2ee27","_wp_page_template":"page-templates\/tabbed-content.php","sidebar_modules_0_title":"Research Libraries","_sidebar_modules_0_title":"field_5d6ec80c19f0c","sidebar_modules_0_content":"<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/research.thinkwood.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Think Wood Research Library<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nA collection of the latest emerging research on mass timber and light wood-frame structural systems for buildings five storeys and up.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/fpinnovations.ca\/extranet\/pages\/search.aspx\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations Publications<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nSearch for Canadian forest sector research, including reports on transformative technologies for wood manufacturing, advanced wood building systems and market acceptance.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/industry-tools-resources\/technicalenvironmental-research\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) Technical\/ Environmental Research<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nFind reports prepared for FII on a wide range of technical and environment topics, including wood building systems, engineered wood products and market research.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BC Housing Research Library<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nReports, studies and bulletins that inform housing solutions to improve the affordability and quality of housing in B.C. Available information includes building science and socio-economic research on wood building systems.","_sidebar_modules_0_content":"field_5d6ec91719f0f","sidebar_modules_0_background_colour":"#e9e9ea","_sidebar_modules_0_background_colour":"field_5d6ec8bc19f0e","sidebar_modules_1_title":"Research Centres in B.C.","_sidebar_modules_1_title":"field_5d6ec80c19f0c","sidebar_modules_1_content":"<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of British Columbia<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> releases comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.\r\n\r\nThe School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.\r\n\r\nThe Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of Northern British Columbia<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.\u00a0 <a href=\"http:\/\/blogs.unbc.ca\/thomastannert\/\">Dr. Thomas Tannert<\/a> of the Integrated Wood Engineering faculty is the BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering, and the Canada Research Chair for Hybrid Wood Structures Engineering.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\">University of Victoria<\/a> <\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/engineering\/civil\/research\/home\/green-structures-and-materials\/index.php\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Green Structures and Materials<\/a> research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe R&D laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions for increasing the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.","_sidebar_modules_1_content":"field_5d6ec91719f0f","sidebar_modules_1_background_colour":"#e9e9ea","_sidebar_modules_1_background_colour":"field_5d6ec8bc19f0e","sidebar_modules":["flexible_content","flexible_content"],"_sidebar_modules":"field_5adfab554d66d","tabs_0_tab_label":"Research","_tabs_0_tab_label":"field_5d8d290ffcf4a","tabs_0_content_blocks_0_content":"B.C. is recognized globally for leadership in research, development and use of advanced wood products and technology. Below is a selection of recent studies conducted by B.C.-based research centres.\r\n\r\nThese resources and 1,500 more can be found on the <a href=\"https:\/\/research.thinkwood.com\/\">Think Wood Research Library<\/a>. From peer-reviewed academic papers to practical applied research and resources, the Library provides the latest international research and resources on mass timber, light-frame wood building systems (5 storeys and up), and timber bridges.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_0_content":"field_5d8d2c81fcf5b","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_title":"Structural Resiliency of Mass Timber Buildings","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0379207\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Disproportionate Collapse Prevention Analyses for Mid-Rise Cross-Laminated Timber Platform-Type Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nExamines the structural robustness and disproportionate collapse prevention for mid-rise platform-type cross-laminated timber buildings through analytical, numerical, and experimental analyses.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/facultyresearchandpublications\/52383\/items\/1.0380777\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Wind and Earthquake Design Framework for Tall Wood-Concrete Hybrid System (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nDevelops a comprehensive wind and earthquake design guideline for concrete-jointed tall mass timber buildings up to a 40-storey office or residential buildings, including 10- and 30-storey mass-timber buildings.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_title":"Mass Timber Connections","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_content":"<a href=\"http:\/\/team.sites.olt.ubc.ca\/files\/2019\/04\/TEAM-Report-2018-08-Connections-for-Stackable-Heavy-Timber-Modules.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connections for Stackable Heavy Timber Modules in Midrise to Tall Wood Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nIdentifies the load requirement and major design criteria and tests three major types of connections used in a stackable modular building.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1051\/matecconf\/201927501011\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Failure Modes and Mechanical Properties of Bracket Anchor Connections for Cross-Laminated-Timber (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nProvides a better understanding of the seismic performance of bracket connections subjected to seismic actions and how to choose and design bracket connections for cross-laminated timber structures.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/files\/2018\/05\/TEAM-Report-2017-08-Connection-and-performance-of-Two-way-CLT-Plate.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connection and Performance of Two-Way CLT Plates (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nStudies the connections used to join multiple cross-laminated timber plates to provide an efficient solution when architects seek to create large span open space.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_title":"Durability and Building Physics","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/19744.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">High Energy Performance Six-Storey Wood-Frame Building: Field Monitoring (FPInnovations, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nGenerates field performance data from a highly energy-efficient building in the west coast climate that was designed to meet the Passive House standard.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/wood-innovation-research-lab-building-research-report\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">WIRL Building Research Report (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nInvestigates differences between the modeled energy consumption and building envelope performance of the Passive House-certified Wood Innovation Research Laboratory (WIRL) building following eight months of in-situ data collection.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/16780-PDFA.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Advanced Wood-Based Solutions for Mid-Rise and High-Rise Construction: In-Situ Testing of the Brock Commons 18-Storey Building for Vibration and Acoustic Performances (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nAddresses serviceability issues of tall wood buildings focusing on their vibration and sound insulation performance.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.fpl.fs.fed.us\/documnts\/pdf2018\/fpl_2018_wang003.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Durability of Mass Timber Structures: A Review of the Biological Risks (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nReviews and compares potential sources of biodegradation that exist for traditional wood construction with those in mass timber construction and identifies methods for limiting the degradation risk.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_title":"Materials and Manufacturing Processes","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0376212\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">A Scheduling Model for Industrial Process Management: An Innovative Application of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Manufacturing (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nDevelops a scheduling algorithm for customizable cross-laminated timber panels manufacturing that can be used for a scheduling tool for production managers.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.journalofindustrializedconstruction.com\/index.php\/mocs\/article\/view\/95\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Serviceability Performance of Timber Concrete Composite Floors (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nTests and validates the bending, vibration and long-term performance of a range of timber concrete composite systems using several engineered wood products.\r\n\r\n ","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_title":"Sustainability and Economic Analysis","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_content":"<a href=\"http:\/\/www.athenasmi.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/08\/Tallwood_House_Environmental_Declaration_20180608.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Brock Commons Tallwood House, University of British Columbia: An Environmental Building Declaration According to EN 15978 Standard (Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nPresents a whole-building environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Brock Commons Tallwood House, declaring life cycle impacts according to a standardized format.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.sciencedirect.com\/science\/article\/pii\/S221282711730906X?via%3Dihub\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Lessons Learned from Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Two Residential Towers at the University of British Columbia (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nEvaluates a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) study of two student high-rise residential buildings with a hybrid mass-timber structure and a more traditional concrete structure, respectively.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_title":"Adoption of Innovative Systems and Tools","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/system\/files\/reports\/public\/design-options-for-three-and-four-storey-wood-school-buildings-in-bc-final.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Design Options for Three-and Four-Storey Wood School Buildings in British Columbia (thinkspace and Fast+Epp, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nIdentifies the range of possible wood construction approaches for schools up to four storeys in height.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/system\/files\/reports\/public\/risk-analysis-and-alternative-solution-for-three-and-four-storey-schools-of-mass-timber-and-wood-frame-construction.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Risk Analysis and Alternative Solution for Three- and Four-Storey Schools of Mass Timber and\/or Wood-Frame Construction (GHL Consultants, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nExplores the building code related considerations of wood construction for schools up to four storeys in height.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\/building-science-reports\/strategies-collaborative-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Strategies for Collaborative Construction: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Case Studies (BC Housing, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nProvides an overview of integrated project delivery, including common factors for success, case studies demonstrating the delivery method in practice and lessons learned that are applicable to future housing projects in B.C.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/bim-and-design-manufacturing-and-assembly-mass-timber-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly for Mass Timber Construction (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nBuilds on the international and local lessons learned to promote and facilitate the use of building information modeling (BIM) and design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) in the context of mass-timber construction.\r\n\r\n ","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items":"6","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items":"field_5d8d2c9bfcf5d","tabs_0_content_blocks":["wysiwyg","accordion_section"],"_tabs_0_content_blocks":"field_5d8d2abcfcf4b","tabs_1_tab_label":"B.C. Research Centres","_tabs_1_tab_label":"field_5d8d290ffcf4a","tabs_1_content_blocks_0_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\"><strong>FPInnovations<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions to increase the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\"><strong>University of British Columbia (UBC)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> conducts comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.\r\n\r\nThe School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.\r\n\r\nThe Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems for the design, construction and operation of buildings.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/cirs.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability<\/a> uses a Living Lab approach to testing new ideas and sharing knowledge about sustainable building technologies and performance.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\"><strong>University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\"><strong>University of Victoria (UVic)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/engineering\/civil\/research\/home\/green-structures-and-materials\/index.php\">Green Structures and Materials<\/a> research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high-performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.","_tabs_1_content_blocks_0_content":"field_5d8d2c81fcf5b","tabs_1_content_blocks":["wysiwyg"],"_tabs_1_content_blocks":"field_5d8d2abcfcf4b","tabs":"2","_tabs":"field_5d8d28fefcf49","post_date_gmt":"2019-03-28 00:01:08","comment_status":"closed","ping_status":"closed","post_password":"","post_name":"research","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2020-04-01 16:20:50","post_modified_gmt":"2020-04-01 23:20:50","post_content_filtered":"","guid":"https:\/\/www.woodinnovatesbc.ca\/?page_id=1009","menu_order":0,"post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","status":"publish"}},"wp_head":{},"wp_footer":{},"post":{"ImageClass":"Timber\\Image","PostClass":"Timber\\Post","TermClass":"Timber\\Term","object_type":"post","custom":{"_edit_lock":"1585783254:9","_edit_last":"9","_yoast_wpseo_content_score":"30","content_blocks":"","_content_blocks":"field_5adf8d8d2ee27","_wp_page_template":"page-templates\/tabbed-content.php","sidebar_modules_0_title":"Research Libraries","_sidebar_modules_0_title":"field_5d6ec80c19f0c","sidebar_modules_0_content":"<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/research.thinkwood.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Think Wood Research Library<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nA collection of the latest emerging research on mass timber and light wood-frame structural systems for buildings five storeys and up.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/fpinnovations.ca\/extranet\/pages\/search.aspx\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations Publications<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nSearch for Canadian forest sector research, including reports on transformative technologies for wood manufacturing, advanced wood building systems and market acceptance.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/industry-tools-resources\/technicalenvironmental-research\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) Technical\/ Environmental Research<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nFind reports prepared for FII on a wide range of technical and environment topics, including wood building systems, engineered wood products and market research.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BC Housing Research Library<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nReports, studies and bulletins that inform housing solutions to improve the affordability and quality of housing in B.C. Available information includes building science and socio-economic research on wood building systems.","_sidebar_modules_0_content":"field_5d6ec91719f0f","sidebar_modules_0_background_colour":"#e9e9ea","_sidebar_modules_0_background_colour":"field_5d6ec8bc19f0e","sidebar_modules_1_title":"Research Centres in B.C.","_sidebar_modules_1_title":"field_5d6ec80c19f0c","sidebar_modules_1_content":"<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of British Columbia<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> releases comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.\r\n\r\nThe School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.\r\n\r\nThe Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of Northern British Columbia<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.\u00a0 <a href=\"http:\/\/blogs.unbc.ca\/thomastannert\/\">Dr. Thomas Tannert<\/a> of the Integrated Wood Engineering faculty is the BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering, and the Canada Research Chair for Hybrid Wood Structures Engineering.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\">University of Victoria<\/a> <\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/engineering\/civil\/research\/home\/green-structures-and-materials\/index.php\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Green Structures and Materials<\/a> research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe R&D laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions for increasing the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.","_sidebar_modules_1_content":"field_5d6ec91719f0f","sidebar_modules_1_background_colour":"#e9e9ea","_sidebar_modules_1_background_colour":"field_5d6ec8bc19f0e","sidebar_modules":["flexible_content","flexible_content"],"_sidebar_modules":"field_5adfab554d66d","tabs_0_tab_label":"Research","_tabs_0_tab_label":"field_5d8d290ffcf4a","tabs_0_content_blocks_0_content":"B.C. is recognized globally for leadership in research, development and use of advanced wood products and technology. Below is a selection of recent studies conducted by B.C.-based research centres.\r\n\r\nThese resources and 1,500 more can be found on the <a href=\"https:\/\/research.thinkwood.com\/\">Think Wood Research Library<\/a>. From peer-reviewed academic papers to practical applied research and resources, the Library provides the latest international research and resources on mass timber, light-frame wood building systems (5 storeys and up), and timber bridges.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_0_content":"field_5d8d2c81fcf5b","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_title":"Structural Resiliency of Mass Timber Buildings","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0379207\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Disproportionate Collapse Prevention Analyses for Mid-Rise Cross-Laminated Timber Platform-Type Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nExamines the structural robustness and disproportionate collapse prevention for mid-rise platform-type cross-laminated timber buildings through analytical, numerical, and experimental analyses.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/facultyresearchandpublications\/52383\/items\/1.0380777\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Wind and Earthquake Design Framework for Tall Wood-Concrete Hybrid System (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nDevelops a comprehensive wind and earthquake design guideline for concrete-jointed tall mass timber buildings up to a 40-storey office or residential buildings, including 10- and 30-storey mass-timber buildings.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_title":"Mass Timber Connections","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_content":"<a href=\"http:\/\/team.sites.olt.ubc.ca\/files\/2019\/04\/TEAM-Report-2018-08-Connections-for-Stackable-Heavy-Timber-Modules.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connections for Stackable Heavy Timber Modules in Midrise to Tall Wood Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nIdentifies the load requirement and major design criteria and tests three major types of connections used in a stackable modular building.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1051\/matecconf\/201927501011\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Failure Modes and Mechanical Properties of Bracket Anchor Connections for Cross-Laminated-Timber (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nProvides a better understanding of the seismic performance of bracket connections subjected to seismic actions and how to choose and design bracket connections for cross-laminated timber structures.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/files\/2018\/05\/TEAM-Report-2017-08-Connection-and-performance-of-Two-way-CLT-Plate.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connection and Performance of Two-Way CLT Plates (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nStudies the connections used to join multiple cross-laminated timber plates to provide an efficient solution when architects seek to create large span open space.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_title":"Durability and Building Physics","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/19744.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">High Energy Performance Six-Storey Wood-Frame Building: Field Monitoring (FPInnovations, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nGenerates field performance data from a highly energy-efficient building in the west coast climate that was designed to meet the Passive House standard.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/wood-innovation-research-lab-building-research-report\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">WIRL Building Research Report (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nInvestigates differences between the modeled energy consumption and building envelope performance of the Passive House-certified Wood Innovation Research Laboratory (WIRL) building following eight months of in-situ data collection.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/16780-PDFA.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Advanced Wood-Based Solutions for Mid-Rise and High-Rise Construction: In-Situ Testing of the Brock Commons 18-Storey Building for Vibration and Acoustic Performances (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nAddresses serviceability issues of tall wood buildings focusing on their vibration and sound insulation performance.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.fpl.fs.fed.us\/documnts\/pdf2018\/fpl_2018_wang003.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Durability of Mass Timber Structures: A Review of the Biological Risks (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nReviews and compares potential sources of biodegradation that exist for traditional wood construction with those in mass timber construction and identifies methods for limiting the degradation risk.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_title":"Materials and Manufacturing Processes","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0376212\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">A Scheduling Model for Industrial Process Management: An Innovative Application of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Manufacturing (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nDevelops a scheduling algorithm for customizable cross-laminated timber panels manufacturing that can be used for a scheduling tool for production managers.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.journalofindustrializedconstruction.com\/index.php\/mocs\/article\/view\/95\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Serviceability Performance of Timber Concrete Composite Floors (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nTests and validates the bending, vibration and long-term performance of a range of timber concrete composite systems using several engineered wood products.\r\n\r\n ","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_title":"Sustainability and Economic Analysis","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_content":"<a href=\"http:\/\/www.athenasmi.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/08\/Tallwood_House_Environmental_Declaration_20180608.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Brock Commons Tallwood House, University of British Columbia: An Environmental Building Declaration According to EN 15978 Standard (Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nPresents a whole-building environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Brock Commons Tallwood House, declaring life cycle impacts according to a standardized format.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.sciencedirect.com\/science\/article\/pii\/S221282711730906X?via%3Dihub\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Lessons Learned from Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Two Residential Towers at the University of British Columbia (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nEvaluates a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) study of two student high-rise residential buildings with a hybrid mass-timber structure and a more traditional concrete structure, respectively.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_title":"Adoption of Innovative Systems and Tools","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/system\/files\/reports\/public\/design-options-for-three-and-four-storey-wood-school-buildings-in-bc-final.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Design Options for Three-and Four-Storey Wood School Buildings in British Columbia (thinkspace and Fast+Epp, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nIdentifies the range of possible wood construction approaches for schools up to four storeys in height.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/system\/files\/reports\/public\/risk-analysis-and-alternative-solution-for-three-and-four-storey-schools-of-mass-timber-and-wood-frame-construction.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Risk Analysis and Alternative Solution for Three- and Four-Storey Schools of Mass Timber and\/or Wood-Frame Construction (GHL Consultants, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nExplores the building code related considerations of wood construction for schools up to four storeys in height.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\/building-science-reports\/strategies-collaborative-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Strategies for Collaborative Construction: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Case Studies (BC Housing, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nProvides an overview of integrated project delivery, including common factors for success, case studies demonstrating the delivery method in practice and lessons learned that are applicable to future housing projects in B.C.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/bim-and-design-manufacturing-and-assembly-mass-timber-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly for Mass Timber Construction (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nBuilds on the international and local lessons learned to promote and facilitate the use of building information modeling (BIM) and design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) in the context of mass-timber construction.\r\n\r\n ","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items":"6","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items":"field_5d8d2c9bfcf5d","tabs_0_content_blocks":["wysiwyg","accordion_section"],"_tabs_0_content_blocks":"field_5d8d2abcfcf4b","tabs_1_tab_label":"B.C. Research Centres","_tabs_1_tab_label":"field_5d8d290ffcf4a","tabs_1_content_blocks_0_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\"><strong>FPInnovations<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions to increase the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\"><strong>University of British Columbia (UBC)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> conducts comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.\r\n\r\nThe School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.\r\n\r\nThe Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems for the design, construction and operation of buildings.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/cirs.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability<\/a> uses a Living Lab approach to testing new ideas and sharing knowledge about sustainable building technologies and performance.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\"><strong>University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\"><strong>University of Victoria (UVic)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/engineering\/civil\/research\/home\/green-structures-and-materials\/index.php\">Green Structures and Materials<\/a> research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high-performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.","_tabs_1_content_blocks_0_content":"field_5d8d2c81fcf5b","tabs_1_content_blocks":["wysiwyg"],"_tabs_1_content_blocks":"field_5d8d2abcfcf4b","tabs":"2","_tabs":"field_5d8d28fefcf49"},"id":1009,"ID":1009,"post_author":"1","post_content":"","post_date":"2019-03-27 17:01:08","post_excerpt":"","post_parent":0,"post_status":"publish","post_title":"Research","post_type":"page","slug":"research","_edit_lock":"1585783254:9","_edit_last":"9","_yoast_wpseo_content_score":"30","content_blocks":"","_content_blocks":"field_5adf8d8d2ee27","_wp_page_template":"page-templates\/tabbed-content.php","sidebar_modules_0_title":"Research Libraries","_sidebar_modules_0_title":"field_5d6ec80c19f0c","sidebar_modules_0_content":"<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/research.thinkwood.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Think Wood Research Library<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nA collection of the latest emerging research on mass timber and light wood-frame structural systems for buildings five storeys and up.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/fpinnovations.ca\/extranet\/pages\/search.aspx\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations Publications<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nSearch for Canadian forest sector research, including reports on transformative technologies for wood manufacturing, advanced wood building systems and market acceptance.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/industry-tools-resources\/technicalenvironmental-research\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) Technical\/ Environmental Research<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nFind reports prepared for FII on a wide range of technical and environment topics, including wood building systems, engineered wood products and market research.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BC Housing Research Library<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nReports, studies and bulletins that inform housing solutions to improve the affordability and quality of housing in B.C. Available information includes building science and socio-economic research on wood building systems.","_sidebar_modules_0_content":"field_5d6ec91719f0f","sidebar_modules_0_background_colour":"#e9e9ea","_sidebar_modules_0_background_colour":"field_5d6ec8bc19f0e","sidebar_modules_1_title":"Research Centres in B.C.","_sidebar_modules_1_title":"field_5d6ec80c19f0c","sidebar_modules_1_content":"<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of British Columbia<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> releases comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.\r\n\r\nThe School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.\r\n\r\nThe Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of Northern British Columbia<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.\u00a0 <a href=\"http:\/\/blogs.unbc.ca\/thomastannert\/\">Dr. Thomas Tannert<\/a> of the Integrated Wood Engineering faculty is the BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering, and the Canada Research Chair for Hybrid Wood Structures Engineering.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\">University of Victoria<\/a> <\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/engineering\/civil\/research\/home\/green-structures-and-materials\/index.php\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Green Structures and Materials<\/a> research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.\r\n\r\n<strong><a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe R&D laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions for increasing the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.","_sidebar_modules_1_content":"field_5d6ec91719f0f","sidebar_modules_1_background_colour":"#e9e9ea","_sidebar_modules_1_background_colour":"field_5d6ec8bc19f0e","sidebar_modules":["flexible_content","flexible_content"],"_sidebar_modules":"field_5adfab554d66d","tabs_0_tab_label":"Research","_tabs_0_tab_label":"field_5d8d290ffcf4a","tabs_0_content_blocks_0_content":"B.C. is recognized globally for leadership in research, development and use of advanced wood products and technology. Below is a selection of recent studies conducted by B.C.-based research centres.\r\n\r\nThese resources and 1,500 more can be found on the <a href=\"https:\/\/research.thinkwood.com\/\">Think Wood Research Library<\/a>. From peer-reviewed academic papers to practical applied research and resources, the Library provides the latest international research and resources on mass timber, light-frame wood building systems (5 storeys and up), and timber bridges.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_0_content":"field_5d8d2c81fcf5b","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_title":"Structural Resiliency of Mass Timber Buildings","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0379207\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Disproportionate Collapse Prevention Analyses for Mid-Rise Cross-Laminated Timber Platform-Type Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nExamines the structural robustness and disproportionate collapse prevention for mid-rise platform-type cross-laminated timber buildings through analytical, numerical, and experimental analyses.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/facultyresearchandpublications\/52383\/items\/1.0380777\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Wind and Earthquake Design Framework for Tall Wood-Concrete Hybrid System (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nDevelops a comprehensive wind and earthquake design guideline for concrete-jointed tall mass timber buildings up to a 40-storey office or residential buildings, including 10- and 30-storey mass-timber buildings.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_0_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_title":"Mass Timber Connections","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_content":"<a href=\"http:\/\/team.sites.olt.ubc.ca\/files\/2019\/04\/TEAM-Report-2018-08-Connections-for-Stackable-Heavy-Timber-Modules.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connections for Stackable Heavy Timber Modules in Midrise to Tall Wood Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nIdentifies the load requirement and major design criteria and tests three major types of connections used in a stackable modular building.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1051\/matecconf\/201927501011\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Failure Modes and Mechanical Properties of Bracket Anchor Connections for Cross-Laminated-Timber (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nProvides a better understanding of the seismic performance of bracket connections subjected to seismic actions and how to choose and design bracket connections for cross-laminated timber structures.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/files\/2018\/05\/TEAM-Report-2017-08-Connection-and-performance-of-Two-way-CLT-Plate.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connection and Performance of Two-Way CLT Plates (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nStudies the connections used to join multiple cross-laminated timber plates to provide an efficient solution when architects seek to create large span open space.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_1_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_title":"Durability and Building Physics","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/19744.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">High Energy Performance Six-Storey Wood-Frame Building: Field Monitoring (FPInnovations, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nGenerates field performance data from a highly energy-efficient building in the west coast climate that was designed to meet the Passive House standard.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/wood-innovation-research-lab-building-research-report\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">WIRL Building Research Report (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nInvestigates differences between the modeled energy consumption and building envelope performance of the Passive House-certified Wood Innovation Research Laboratory (WIRL) building following eight months of in-situ data collection.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/16780-PDFA.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Advanced Wood-Based Solutions for Mid-Rise and High-Rise Construction: In-Situ Testing of the Brock Commons 18-Storey Building for Vibration and Acoustic Performances (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nAddresses serviceability issues of tall wood buildings focusing on their vibration and sound insulation performance.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.fpl.fs.fed.us\/documnts\/pdf2018\/fpl_2018_wang003.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Durability of Mass Timber Structures: A Review of the Biological Risks (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nReviews and compares potential sources of biodegradation that exist for traditional wood construction with those in mass timber construction and identifies methods for limiting the degradation risk.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_2_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_title":"Materials and Manufacturing Processes","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0376212\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">A Scheduling Model for Industrial Process Management: An Innovative Application of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Manufacturing (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nDevelops a scheduling algorithm for customizable cross-laminated timber panels manufacturing that can be used for a scheduling tool for production managers.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.journalofindustrializedconstruction.com\/index.php\/mocs\/article\/view\/95\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Serviceability Performance of Timber Concrete Composite Floors (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nTests and validates the bending, vibration and long-term performance of a range of timber concrete composite systems using several engineered wood products.\r\n\r\n ","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_3_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_title":"Sustainability and Economic Analysis","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_content":"<a href=\"http:\/\/www.athenasmi.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/08\/Tallwood_House_Environmental_Declaration_20180608.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Brock Commons Tallwood House, University of British Columbia: An Environmental Building Declaration According to EN 15978 Standard (Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nPresents a whole-building environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Brock Commons Tallwood House, declaring life cycle impacts according to a standardized format.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.sciencedirect.com\/science\/article\/pii\/S221282711730906X?via%3Dihub\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Lessons Learned from Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Two Residential Towers at the University of British Columbia (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nEvaluates a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) study of two student high-rise residential buildings with a hybrid mass-timber structure and a more traditional concrete structure, respectively.","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_4_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_title":"Adoption of Innovative Systems and Tools","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_title":"field_5d8d2caafcf5e","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/system\/files\/reports\/public\/design-options-for-three-and-four-storey-wood-school-buildings-in-bc-final.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Design Options for Three-and Four-Storey Wood School Buildings in British Columbia (thinkspace and Fast+Epp, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nIdentifies the range of possible wood construction approaches for schools up to four storeys in height.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/system\/files\/reports\/public\/risk-analysis-and-alternative-solution-for-three-and-four-storey-schools-of-mass-timber-and-wood-frame-construction.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Risk Analysis and Alternative Solution for Three- and Four-Storey Schools of Mass Timber and\/or Wood-Frame Construction (GHL Consultants, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nExplores the building code related considerations of wood construction for schools up to four storeys in height.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\/building-science-reports\/strategies-collaborative-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Strategies for Collaborative Construction: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Case Studies (BC Housing, 2019)<\/a>\r\n\r\nProvides an overview of integrated project delivery, including common factors for success, case studies demonstrating the delivery method in practice and lessons learned that are applicable to future housing projects in B.C.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/bim-and-design-manufacturing-and-assembly-mass-timber-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly for Mass Timber Construction (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a>\r\n\r\nBuilds on the international and local lessons learned to promote and facilitate the use of building information modeling (BIM) and design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) in the context of mass-timber construction.\r\n\r\n ","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items_5_content":"field_5d8d2cb3fcf5f","tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items":"6","_tabs_0_content_blocks_1_accordion_items":"field_5d8d2c9bfcf5d","tabs_0_content_blocks":["wysiwyg","accordion_section"],"_tabs_0_content_blocks":"field_5d8d2abcfcf4b","tabs_1_tab_label":"B.C. Research Centres","_tabs_1_tab_label":"field_5d8d290ffcf4a","tabs_1_content_blocks_0_content":"<a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\"><strong>FPInnovations<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions to increase the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\"><strong>University of British Columbia (UBC)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> conducts comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.\r\n\r\nThe School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.\r\n\r\nThe Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems for the design, construction and operation of buildings.\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/cirs.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability<\/a> uses a Living Lab approach to testing new ideas and sharing knowledge about sustainable building technologies and performance.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\"><strong>University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.\r\n\r\n<a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\"><strong>University of Victoria (UVic)<\/strong><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a 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From peer-reviewed academic papers to practical applied research and resources, the Library provides the latest international research and resources on mass timber, light-frame wood building systems (5 storeys and up), and timber bridges.<\/p>\n"},{"acf_fc_layout":"accordion_section","accordion_items":[{"title":"Structural Resiliency of Mass Timber Buildings","content":"<p><a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0379207\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Disproportionate Collapse Prevention Analyses for Mid-Rise Cross-Laminated Timber Platform-Type Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Examines the structural robustness and disproportionate collapse prevention for mid-rise platform-type cross-laminated timber buildings through analytical, numerical, and experimental analyses.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/facultyresearchandpublications\/52383\/items\/1.0380777\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Wind and Earthquake Design Framework for Tall Wood-Concrete Hybrid System (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Develops a comprehensive wind and earthquake design guideline for concrete-jointed tall mass timber buildings up to a 40-storey office or residential buildings, including 10- and 30-storey mass-timber buildings.<\/p>\n"},{"title":"Mass Timber Connections","content":"<p><a href=\"http:\/\/team.sites.olt.ubc.ca\/files\/2019\/04\/TEAM-Report-2018-08-Connections-for-Stackable-Heavy-Timber-Modules.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connections for Stackable Heavy Timber Modules in Midrise to Tall Wood Buildings (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Identifies the load requirement and major design criteria and tests three major types of connections used in a stackable modular building.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1051\/matecconf\/201927501011\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Failure Modes and Mechanical Properties of Bracket Anchor Connections for Cross-Laminated-Timber (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Provides a better understanding of the seismic performance of bracket connections subjected to seismic actions and how to choose and design bracket connections for cross-laminated timber structures.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/files\/2018\/05\/TEAM-Report-2017-08-Connection-and-performance-of-Two-way-CLT-Plate.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Connection and Performance of Two-Way CLT Plates (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Studies the connections used to join multiple cross-laminated timber plates to provide an efficient solution when architects seek to create large span open space.<\/p>\n"},{"title":"Durability and Building Physics","content":"<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/19744.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">High Energy Performance Six-Storey Wood-Frame Building: Field Monitoring (FPInnovations, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Generates field performance data from a highly energy-efficient building in the west coast climate that was designed to meet the Passive House standard.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/wood-innovation-research-lab-building-research-report\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">WIRL Building Research Report (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Investigates differences between the modeled energy consumption and building envelope performance of the Passive House-certified Wood Innovation Research Laboratory (WIRL) building following eight months of in-situ data collection.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/sites\/default\/files\/report\/FPI\/16780-PDFA.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Advanced Wood-Based Solutions for Mid-Rise and High-Rise Construction: In-Situ Testing of the Brock Commons 18-Storey Building for Vibration and Acoustic Performances (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Addresses serviceability issues of tall wood buildings focusing on their vibration and sound insulation performance.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.fpl.fs.fed.us\/documnts\/pdf2018\/fpl_2018_wang003.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Durability of Mass Timber Structures: A Review of the Biological Risks (FPInnovations, 2018)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Reviews and compares potential sources of biodegradation that exist for traditional wood construction with those in mass timber construction and identifies methods for limiting the degradation risk.<\/p>\n"},{"title":"Materials and Manufacturing Processes","content":"<p><a href=\"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/cIRcle\/collections\/ubctheses\/24\/items\/1.0376212\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">A Scheduling Model for Industrial Process Management: An Innovative Application of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Manufacturing (University of British Columbia, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Develops a scheduling algorithm for customizable cross-laminated timber panels manufacturing that can be used for a scheduling tool for production managers.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.journalofindustrializedconstruction.com\/index.php\/mocs\/article\/view\/95\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Serviceability Performance of Timber Concrete Composite Floors (University of Northern British Columbia, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Tests and validates the bending, vibration and long-term performance of a range of timber concrete composite systems using several engineered wood products.<\/p>\n<p> <\/p>\n"},{"title":"Sustainability and Economic Analysis","content":"<p><a href=\"http:\/\/www.athenasmi.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/08\/Tallwood_House_Environmental_Declaration_20180608.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Brock Commons Tallwood House, University of British Columbia: An Environmental Building Declaration According to EN 15978 Standard (Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, 2018)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Presents a whole-building environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Brock Commons Tallwood House, declaring life cycle impacts according to a standardized format.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.sciencedirect.com\/science\/article\/pii\/S221282711730906X?via%3Dihub\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Lessons Learned from Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Two Residential Towers at the University of British Columbia (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Evaluates a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) study of two student high-rise residential buildings with a hybrid mass-timber structure and a more traditional concrete structure, respectively.<\/p>\n"},{"title":"Adoption of Innovative Systems and Tools","content":"<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/system\/files\/reports\/public\/design-options-for-three-and-four-storey-wood-school-buildings-in-bc-final.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Design Options for Three-and Four-Storey Wood School Buildings in British Columbia (thinkspace and Fast+Epp, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Identifies the range of possible wood construction approaches for schools up to four storeys in height.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/system\/files\/reports\/public\/risk-analysis-and-alternative-solution-for-three-and-four-storey-schools-of-mass-timber-and-wood-frame-construction.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Risk Analysis and Alternative Solution for Three- and Four-Storey Schools of Mass Timber and\/or Wood-Frame Construction (GHL Consultants, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Explores the building code related considerations of wood construction for schools up to four storeys in height.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\/building-science-reports\/strategies-collaborative-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Strategies for Collaborative Construction: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Case Studies (BC Housing, 2019)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Provides an overview of integrated project delivery, including common factors for success, case studies demonstrating the delivery method in practice and lessons learned that are applicable to future housing projects in B.C.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.naturallywood.com\/resources\/bim-and-design-manufacturing-and-assembly-mass-timber-construction\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly for Mass Timber Construction (University of British Columbia, 2018)<\/a><\/p>\n<p>Builds on the international and local lessons learned to promote and facilitate the use of building information modeling (BIM) and design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) in the context of mass-timber construction.<\/p>\n<p> <\/p>\n"}]}]},{"tab_label":"B.C. Research Centres","content_blocks":[{"acf_fc_layout":"wysiwyg","content":"<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)<\/strong><\/a><\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.<\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\"><strong>FPInnovations<\/strong><\/a><\/p>\n<p>The laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions to increase the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\"><strong>University of British Columbia (UBC)<\/strong><\/a><\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.<\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> conducts comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.<\/p>\n<p>The School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.<\/p>\n<p>The Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems for the design, construction and operation of buildings.<\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https:\/\/cirs.ubc.ca\/\">Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability<\/a> uses a Living Lab approach to testing new ideas and sharing knowledge about sustainable building technologies and performance.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\"><strong>University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)<\/strong><\/a><\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\"><strong>University of Victoria (UVic)<\/strong><\/a><\/p>\n<p>The Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/engineering\/civil\/research\/home\/green-structures-and-materials\/index.php\">Green Structures and Materials<\/a> research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high-performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.<\/p>\n"}]}],"sidebar_modules":[{"acf_fc_layout":"flexible_content","title":"Research Libraries","content":"<p><strong><a href=\"https:\/\/research.thinkwood.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Think Wood Research Library<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\n<p>A collection of the latest emerging research on mass timber and light wood-frame structural systems for buildings five storeys and up.<\/p>\n<p><strong><a href=\"https:\/\/fpinnovations.ca\/extranet\/pages\/search.aspx\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations Publications<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\n<p>Search for Canadian forest sector research, including reports on transformative technologies for wood manufacturing, advanced wood building systems and market acceptance.<\/p>\n<p><strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcfii.ca\/industry-tools-resources\/technicalenvironmental-research\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) Technical\/ Environmental Research<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\n<p>Find reports prepared for FII on a wide range of technical and environment topics, including wood building systems, engineered wood products and market research.<\/p>\n<p><strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bchousing.org\/research-centre\/library\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BC Housing Research Library<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\n<p>Reports, studies and bulletins that inform housing solutions to improve the affordability and quality of housing in B.C. Available information includes building science and socio-economic research on wood building systems.<\/p>\n","background_colour":"#e9e9ea"},{"acf_fc_layout":"flexible_content","title":"Research Centres in B.C.","content":"<p><strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of British Columbia<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"http:\/\/team.forestry.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory<\/a> releases comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.<\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"http:\/\/cawp.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<\/a> (CAWP) is Canada\u2019s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.<\/p>\n<p>The School of Engineering\u2019s Okanagan campus research cluster, <a href=\"https:\/\/engineering.ok.ubc.ca\/research\/urban-infrastructure-green-construction\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction<\/a>, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.<\/p>\n<p>The Department of Civil Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"http:\/\/bimtopics.civil.ubc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">BIM TOPiCS Lab<\/a> develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems.<\/p>\n<p><strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">University of Northern British Columbia<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-and-design-centre\">Wood Innovation and Design Centre<\/a> and the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.unbc.ca\/engineering-graduate\/wood-innovation-research-laboratory\">Wood Innovation Research Laboratory<\/a> facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.\u00a0 <a href=\"http:\/\/blogs.unbc.ca\/thomastannert\/\">Dr. Thomas Tannert<\/a> of the Integrated Wood Engineering faculty is the BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering, and the Canada Research Chair for Hybrid Wood Structures Engineering.<\/p>\n<p><strong><a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/\">University of Victoria<\/a> <\/strong><\/p>\n<p>The Faculty of Engineering\u2019s <a href=\"https:\/\/www.uvic.ca\/engineering\/civil\/research\/home\/green-structures-and-materials\/index.php\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Green Structures and Materials<\/a> research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.<\/p>\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/www.bcit.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><strong>British Columbia Institute of Technology<\/strong><\/a><\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bsce.ca\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Building Science Centre of Excellence<\/a> delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.<\/p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https:\/\/commons.bcit.ca\/greenroof\/acoustics-lab\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Acoustics Lab<\/a> has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.<\/p>\n<p><strong><a href=\"https:\/\/web.fpinnovations.ca\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">FPInnovations<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\n<p>The R&D laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions for increasing the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.<\/p>\n","background_colour":"#e9e9ea"}]}

Research

B.C. is recognized globally for leadership in research, development and use of advanced wood products and technology. Below is a selection of recent studies conducted by B.C.-based research centres.

These resources and 1,500 more can be found on the Think Wood Research Library. From peer-reviewed academic papers to practical applied research and resources, the Library provides the latest international research and resources on mass timber, light-frame wood building systems (5 storeys and up), and timber bridges.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

The Building Science Centre of Excellence delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry.

The Acoustics Lab has acoustical testing facilities (some to ISO and ASTM standards), as well as specialized equipment and software programs for scientific research in acoustics.

FPInnovations

The laboratory in Vancouver develops solutions to increase the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector in the areas of wood products, building with wood, bio-sourced products, pulp and paper, and forest engineering.

University of British Columbia (UBC)

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) is Canada’s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP also conducts and coordinates applied research and development with the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory.

The Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Laboratory conducts comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components, including various connection systems.

The School of Engineering’s Okanagan campus research cluster, Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.

The Department of Civil Engineering’s BIM TOPiCS Lab develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems for the design, construction and operation of buildings.

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability uses a Living Lab approach to testing new ideas and sharing knowledge about sustainable building technologies and performance.

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

The Wood Innovation and Design Centre and the Wood Innovation Research Laboratory facilitate research and testing of large-scale integrated structures using mass timber and other engineered wood products.

University of Victoria (UVic)

The Faculty of Engineering’s Green Structures and Materials research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high-performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.