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.