mass timber

mass timber

Design Quarterly

Mass timber is on the rise in B.C.

A rising number of municipalities, in all corners of British Columbia, are turning to innovative mass timber construction and design.
digital design

Construction Business

Wood and digital design tools

With the increasing number of prefabricated, modular timber projects being built, innovations in digital design tools offer many benefits.
BCIT student housing timber

Construction Business

BCIT set to build mass timber student housing

BCIT will more than double its student housing capacity with the construction of a new mass timber student housing project.
timber tourism

Construction Business

Timber has strong ties to tourist attractions

Tourist attractions and visitor centres throughout B.C. have drawn inspiration from the natural environment, with abundant use of wood.
AWC

Design Quarterly

AWC and ICC release mass timber guidebook

The American Wood Council (AWC) and International Code Council have released a joint publication, Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC.
fast epp office

Construction Business

Fast + Epp completes mass timber hybrid home office

The superstructure of the new Fast + Epp mass timber hybrid home office in Vancouver, B.C. is complete. Move-in is anticipated for late 2020.
mass timber office

REMI Network

Mass timber office tower T3 Bayside begins to rise

Starting its ascent in the Bayside Toronto community last week, T3 Bayside will bring 251,000 square feet of mass timber office space to the eastern waterfront.
mass timber

Construction Business

Taking the next step with mass timber

Mass timber is the next big step in green buildings. The benefits of mass timber include its ease of construction and light carbon footprint.
mass timber

Design Quarterly

B.C. takes steps to grow mass timber buildings

The B.C. government is taking steps to strengthen its forest and timber industry by implementing mass timber into the construction of buildings.
tall wood

Design Quarterly

Achievements in tall wood buildings

Sean Ruthen provides a review on Jim Taggart and Michael Green’s new edition of Tall Wood Buildings. The new book provides updates to the 2017 edition.
wood IPD

Construction Business

How IPD can transform design and construction

Integrated project delivery (IPD) is proving very effective for the design and construction of prefabricated mass timber buildings.
district energy richmond

Design Quarterly

Vancouver doubles mass timber construction height

Vancouver has approved mass timber construction up to 12 storeys for residential and commercial uses, doubling the current height limit of six storeys. 
wood construction

Construction Business

Building civic pride in wood

Through its Wood First Act, the province of B.C. encourages public institutions to consider using wood in construction where appropriate.
wood

Construction Business

Timber tales of wood and nature

A writer and poet shares his encounters with nature and wood on a trip travelling south from Pemberton via the Lower Mainland to Penticton.
community

Construction Business

Building community with B.C. wood

Throughout British Columbia, local residents are using sustainably harvested B.C. wood to build arts, cultural and community centres.
wood wellbeing health

Construction Business

Wood is good for wellbeing and health

An increasing number of health-care facilities are making use of wood in their buildings to bring a warm, natural aesthetic.
wood benefits

Construction Business

Wellness benefits with wood

Studies have shown the health benefits of wood in the built indoor environment including lower blood pressure, heart rate, and stress levels.