Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC

The uniquely curved glulam arches at the Michael Smith Laboratories reflect the innovation being achieved by the biotechnology lab. The glulam arches were manufactured from one of kind Douglas-fir trees. Precision 3D CAD software that interacts with computer-driven machinery was used to ensure flawless beams, that were then trial fitted prior to shipping. Seamless connectors create smooth lines while clear adhesive and stain maintain the warmth of natural wood, offset by shining steel and glass.

We were able to maintain an impressive pace and Structurlam was a big part of that as the provider of the CLT panels. They made sure that everything was CNC milled to exact precision.

Karla Fraser, Senior Project Manager, Urban One, Vancouver, BC

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