A Mass Timber Case Study: The Earth Systems Science Building, UBC (Part 4 of 5)

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The University of British Columbia’s Earth Sciences Building has an extensive and innovative use of cross laminated timber. The facility has two five-storey wings connected by an atrium, and provides modern learning spaces for earth sciences students and leading-edge laboratories for researchers.

A five-storey cantilevered staircase in the atrium built entirely of solid timber is the first of its kind in the world. Being column free, the staircase is a captivating work of art. The building has a hybrid floor system of wood and concrete that is lighter than solid concrete and provides excellent sound absorption.

 

Related:

October 29, 2014 – History of Wood Construction and Forest Management in B.C. (Part 1 of 5)

November 26, 2014 – Mid-Rise Construction in B.C. (Part 2 of 5)

December 17, 2014Wood Design and Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings (Part 3 of 5)

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