University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)’s civil engineering assistant professor, Dr. Ramla Qureshi, and her team will be given a grant of $132,000 over a period of five years from the Discovery Grants (DG) program by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to perform research on the resilience of wood-steel hybrid buildings.
The 2015 edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) permits mixed-type occupancies on the first two storeys of wood buildings. Two facilities in British Columbia, both with primary retail occupancies, employ several mass wood products to achieve very different effects.
On April 15, the world watched as the Notre-Dame in Paris, constructed eight centuries ago, nearly saw its end in the historic fire that devoured its roofs. Now, Belgian ecological architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures (VCA) proposes a design for the cathedral that brings history, science, art, and spirituality together.
T3 Bayside, on of the tallest timber office buildings in North America, will be emerging in Toronto’s Bayside community, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Designed by 3XN, the 10-storey structure will be 42 m (138 ft) tall.
Legacy on Park Avenue in Langley, B.C., is a six-storey condominium combining advanced building systems with cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. According to the Canadian Wood Council (CWC), this is also the very first application in Canada for a CLT firewall.
Three buildings in southern British Columbia offer insights into how industrial construction might evolve to offer greater environmental performance as well as speed and flexibility when employing mass timber products and systems.
A recent workshop on fire properties of materials concluded cross-laminated timber (CLT) and insulation applied to the exteriors of high-rise buildings are among the materials most in need of urgent research and development.
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