Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon provides a ‘home away from home’ for 73 out-of-town families whose children are receiving treatment for serious illnesses at the BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Cross-laminted timber (CLT) was used in the project, along with a light wood floor system. Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon is the first project in North America to use this hybrid construction method in a tilt-up format. Construction involved laying out a series of CLT panels on the ground, each pre-fitted with ledgers to support floor joists as necessary. These panels were then tilted into place and stabilized until the horizontal structure is installed.
The Structurlam team has been an instrumental part of the design and construction team bringing this project to fruition. Their team has gone beyond my expectations.Grant Newfield, BSc, MEng, P.Eng., Struct.Eng. | Principal, RJC, Vancouver, BC