Jury Comments: “We gave this project the top technical award. It shows out-of-the-box thinking, particularly in how it spans the primary structure across the long span rather than the short span, and accommodates an undulating roof structure that has hanging timber ‘cables’ suspended between concrete buttresses.”
Jury Comments: “This bridge won the special award given to a project that showcases how engineering enhances the social, economic or cultural quality of life of Canadians. The bridge demonstrates the strength of wood in a demanding design, supporting road traffic loads on four spans each nearly 43 metres long. It also provides a vital link in a remote community, and the local Aboriginal work force participated in its construction.”
The 2016 Ontario Wood WORKS! Design Award winners were announced on November 15, recognizing 10 projects, along with their architects and structural engineers. Besides the large projects such as community centres, schools and an Orthodox church, two unique projects won…
The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for the University of B.C.’s Brock Commons student residence, months ahead of schedule. The structure was completed less than 70 days after the prefabricated components were first delivered to the site. …
The 2015 Ontario Wood WORKS!” design awards were handed out in Toronto on November 12. Structural engineers were named as co-winners in seven of the building categories, as follows: – St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market building, by Architecture Incorporated and engineers…
Site specific rules were developed for the design of the Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George, B.C. to ensure the structure would safely withstand fire.