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-laminated 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.
Structurlam made the process of designing and building with CLT less mysterious and more quantifiable than other experiences we have had with new building products. We are very pleased with the results!Tim McLennan, Architect, AIBC MRAIC, Kelowna, BC