Fast + Epp
Vancouver-based structural engineering firm is building a four-storey hybrid mass timber and steel headquarters with electrochromic glass and innovative earthquake-resistance technology.
In the last decade or so people are realizing that mass timber can be used for bigger buildings quite effectively. And you get a lot of benefits from it.
The total cost of the Stanley A. Milner Library renovation is $84.5 million.
29th Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence, hosted by the ACEC-BC, recognized firms and individuals for their contributions to the industry and society.
The 18-storey hybrid mass timber project won in three categories, the Engineer Award, the Architect Award and Wood Innovation Award.
Co-edited by Perkins+Will and structural engineering firm Fast + Epp, the guide includes practical strategies and guidance with lessons learned from existing projects.
The new wings are constructed of exposed wood structure and ceiling coffers of Douglas fir and framed on a custom-designed glass curtain wall system that pushes the limits of glass innovation.
The awards recognized leadership and innovation in structural and architectural use of wood.