Wood In Communities

The B.C. forest products industry invites you to check out three recently-completed B.C. wood demonstration projects: North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre (McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.), Elkford Community Conference Centre (Douglas Sollows Architect Inc.) and City of North Vancouver Civic Centre Renovation (mgb architecture.). These projects were selected to expand the use of wood by applying traditional products in non-traditional ways, or creating innovative wood solutions structurally or architecturally. The demonstration buildings introduce and showcase new workable wood solutions that have the greatest potential for commercial viability – important innovations that will accelerate the adoption of the wood design and engineering systems not only in B.C., but internationally. A common component in all three project innovations is the introduction of mass timber – large, complete wall, floor and roof sections made from engineered wood products. Applicable for a variety of building types and sizes, these products offer significant benefits in terms of fire, acoustic and structural performance, scale possibilities, rigidity, stability and construction efficiency. If you can’t visit the demonstration projects in person, you can view them online at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL85Gt5s9miEfwNUy_quNrGKMxWxPNTbH2.

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