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 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the 86.6-m (284-ft), 25-storey Ascent building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the tallest mass timber structure in the world in two categories—the tallest timber building overall, and the World’s Tallest Timber-Concrete Hybrid Building.
B.C.’s recent $250,000 funding to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will support the development of additional programming to equip tradespeople with in-demand skills for better uptake of mass timber in construction.
Kelowna, B.C., city council has approved Water Street by the Park, a three-tower development that includes 650 homes, 4181 m2 (45,000 sf) of retail and restaurant space, and what will be the tallest tower in B.C.’s Interior, standing at 133 m (442 ft) once completed.
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