Did you know that Vancouver is leading the world pack when it comes to constructing tall wood buildings? Good for our green sector and great for our timber manufacturers.
The 18 storey Brock Commons Tower at UBC was the tallest wood building in the world when it was completed in 2017. Now visualize a 30-40 wood tower on west Broadway – location of the planned SkyTrain extension from Cambie & Broadway to UBC. If approved, this mixed-use proposal would forward Vancouver’s already progressive green standards by another decade! The tower would use BC manufactured & processed mass timber as well as engineered wood. While still reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the building will will be designed for maximum fire and structural safety. Continue reading →