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April 11, 2017News

Structurlam was recently featured in Business in Vancouver. See the full article below. Timber tech takes wood buildings to new heights Dimensional lumber glued into large blocks replaces steel and concrete in projects An often-heard criticism in B.C., where dozens of sawmills have closed in recent years, is that the province should be doing more …

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elevator core inside copy

March 12, 2017News

Structurlam is pleased to announce that the mass timber manufacturer has received accreditation from Intertek Testing Services, certifying that the CrossLam® cross laminated timber (CLT) product has qualified under ASTM E119-16a and CAN/ULC S101 Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials. The product achieved a fire resistance rating of 150 minutes …

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Structurlam

February 8, 2017News

Despite freezing Canadian temperatures and blowing winds, work on a unique project involving Structurlam’s Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) CrossLam panels carries on in Southern Manitoba. Working outside in -36 degrees, the team from Design Built worked to assembling the Lot 5 Modern Farmhouse. The project is being constructed with 100% Structurlam CrossLam, built on a …

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Structurlam BNN

October 30, 2016News

The University of British Columbia’s Brock Commons is a structure that has challenged the conventional construction landscape. Standing at 18-storeys, UBC’s newest student residence was named the world’s tallest timber tower in 2016. Structurlam supplied the building’s primary structural components: cross laminated timber (CLT) panels and glue laminated timber (glulam) pillars. Recently, Structurlam President, Bill …

UBC Brock Commons
UBC Brock Commons

August 14, 2016News

In 2016, UBC Brock Commons demonstrated the future of construction, challenging traditional building materials such as steel and concrete. The landmark building on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus reached structural completion in record time; the structure was topped off on August 12, 2016, when the final CrossLam® CLT panel was placed. The significance …

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brock-commons-june-10

June 8, 2016News

There is a lot of excitement around the Brock Commons Building at UBC (aka the World’s tallest mass timber building). For the last month, Structurlam has been busy manufacturing the building’s key components — engineered wood panels and pillars. This week, contractors began trucking those components to Vancouver for final assembly in a just-in-time process to …

Brock Commons Flying Panel
Brock Commons Flying Panel

March 4, 2016News

18-storey UBC timber tower will be one of the tallest wood buildings in the world The search for ways to build greener, more energy-efficient buildings has triggered a 21st century version of the old skyscraper race, but these contestants aren’t made of concrete and steel. This week’s Globe Conference on sustainability in Vancouver will hear how some municipalities, including …

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February 10, 2016News

The topic of Tall Wood Buildings is getting a lot of attention lately. And why not? Tall wood buildings are the future of architecture. They are beautiful, healthy, and easy to build. A must read is the article featured in Canadian Architect last November by Trevor Boddy. Another is the report done by Zion Research which outlines the growth of …