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.

With Structurlam’s rigorous process, combined with their world-class technology, we receive a high quality and extremely accurate heavy timber pre-fabricated package.

Jackie M. Trach, Construction Manager, PCL Construction Westcoast Inc. , Vancouver, BC

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