The neighbourhood of the future will be built out of mass timber

UBC Brock Commons Outside

June 28, 2019News

According to CNN business reporter, Matt McFarland, the neighbourhood of the future will be built out of wood.

We don’t disagree.

Writes McFarland, “Recent milestones have pushed wood buildings into the spotlight. In 2017, the University of British Columbia completed the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the world, an 18-storey dorm.”

McFarland is referring to the UBC Brock Commons project – a milestone project that Structurlam had the pleasure of being heavily involved in. Today, Brock Commons serves as a model for future mass timber builds in North America, and clearly demonstrates the concerted effort Structurlam has made to reimagine the way we build our communities, campuses, and neighbourhoods.

The rapid rise of mass timber in North America as a sustainable construction alternative has massive implications for the industry – and we are excited to be in the crux of it. Successfully showcasing the sustainability, build efficiency, and stunning design capabilities of mass timber, these innovative wood-inspired neighbourhoods are the future – and we can’t wait to continue contributing to the industry’s evolution through mass timber innovation.