Last month, the Institution of Structural Engineers recognized the best in global engineering projects at the 2017 Structural Awards in London, England. Designed by Fast + Epp, TallWood House at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Brock Commons was among the winning projects, receiving the Award for Construction Innovation.
The Brock Commons Tallwood House at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is nearing completion. This 18-storey timber hybrid residence in Vancouver will be the tallest contemporary mass-wood building on the planet.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) found a reliable way to make concrete from discarded glass by calming the chemical reaction that usually causes concrete cancer. When glass-fed concrete weakens, expands, and cracks it is known as ‘concrete cancer.’
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has recognized the Centre of Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) with a top green building honour. The Vancouver project was profiled in the October 2012 issue of Construction Canada.