20
July 2016

Tour of 18-Storey Mass Timber Hybrid Structure

Organized by the Vancouver Branch of APEGBC

Please Note
Online Registration is required.
A mimimum of 10 people for each tour slot is required to proceed. Thank you.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM
Tour is approximately 1 hour.
Location: 6088 Walter Gage Road, (UBC Campus), Vancouver, BC
The Centre is located along Walter Gage Road, which is directly off of Wesbrook Boulevard, adjacent to the North Tower of the Walter Gage Residence. The Centre is one block east of the Brock Commons building. View Map
Credit: 1.0 PDH
Cost: Free. (Online registration is required)
Contact: Tim Verigin, Member Services Coordinator - APEGBC
[email protected]
Note: ** 10:00 AM Tour is SOLD OUT **
No site safety equipment is required.

Due to very limited site access, the tour will consist of an information session at the adjacent Presentation Centre, followed by observation of the structure from the adjacent parkade.
The Vancouver Branch of APEGBC on behalf of the Canadian Wood Council /Wood Works would like to invite association members to a tour of the Brock Commons building (tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world once complete). Please come and join us!

Brock Commons is an 18-storey mass timber hybrid student residence currently under construction at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. When completed in summer 2017, it will be the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world at 53 meters high.
 
The structure is comprised of 16 floors of five-ply cross laminated timber (CLT) floor panels, a concrete transfer slab at level 2, and a steel framed roof. The CLT panels are point supported on glulam columns at a 2.85m X 4.0m grid. Beams were eliminated from the design by utilizing CLT's two-way spanning capabilities. Two full-height concrete cores for lateral stability complete the structure.
 
Due to very limited site access, the tour will consist of an information session at the adjacent Presentation Centre, followed by observation of the structure from the adjacent parkade. No site safety equipment is required.
 
Only a limited number of spots are available — register early to avoid disappointment.

Notes

  • Each time slot is limited to 30 attendees each.
  • Online registration is required.
  • A mimimum of 10 people for each tour is required to proceed. Thank you.


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