New Home in Victoria, BC

A new home in Victoria BC which is being built by Horizon Contracting features engineered floors and trusses supplied by Pacific Truss.  If you have any questions about an upcoming project our experienced staff are never more than a phone call or email away.

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“The Roost” in North Saanich under construction

“The Roost” in North Saanich’s pastoral landscape is open but under construction with the help of Alan Jones Construction and Pacific Truss. The project will allow to further expand the market that focuses on food, wine and sustainability. The Roost roosts on 10 acres of farmland where they grow many items used to produce the food they proudly serve. If you are in the area we highly suggest you stop and enjoy the farm experience!

 

To learn more about “The Roost” visit them here: http://roostfarmcentre.com/

 

New Rancher Home in Mill Bay, BC

Mill Springs Subdivision located in Mill Bay, BC

We’ve supplied engineered floors and trusses for this new rancher located in Mill Springs subdivision in Mill Bay, BC. The home sits on a spacious lot that backs onto a spacious green area! This custom rancher being built by Woodcraft Homes is locked up and ready for exterior siding.

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Oceanfront home in Mill Bay, BC

This new stunning home being constructed by Brown W Construction in Mill Bay, BC is a thing of beauty! It looks like the guys onsite are pretty excited with the recent nice weather and our engineered trusses that we provided for them. A beautiful day and a gorgeous building site always help with the morale of this crew.

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World’s tallest timber tower underway in Vancouver

A new hybrid building under construction in Vancouver to house University of British Columbia students will become the world’s tallest timber tower when completed in 2017.

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Images: Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia. Via Arch Daily

Designed by Acton Ostry Architects with Architekten Hermann Kaufmann of Austria as tall wood advisors, the $51.5 million project will rise to a height of 53 metres to accommodate 404 students. Construction on the 18-storey Brock Commons Student Residence at the University of British Columbia began in November 2015 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2017. The student housing structure will be the tallest mass wood hybrid building in the world.

The hybrid construction includes a one-storey concrete podium, two freestanding concrete cores for lateral stability, and 17 storeys of mass timber topped with a prefabricated steel beam and metal deck roof. The timber structure carries the vertical loads for the entire building. Steel connectors fitted to the building’s glulam columns provide direct load transfer between the columns and a grid of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels, allowing the building to meet new seismic design requirements for the 2015 National Building Code of Canada.

Once the concrete cores are completed this month, work on the mass wood hybrid structure and facade will begin with progress expected at a rate of at least one floor per week. The use of prefabricated materials including CLT slab panels, glulam columns, steel connectors and facade elements is helping speed up construction.

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Cross-Laminated Timber in British Columbia

British Columbia is renowned internationally for the quality and innovative use of wood in architecture. From the earliest First Nations longhouse to the Richmond Speed Skating Oval, wood based construction has been a widely used structural approach. The impetus to use wood in a wider variety of building projects has gained momentum in recent years. Now, a European-developed engineered wood product called cross-laminated timber (CLT) has become a viable building material option.

To learn more about this please visit our good friends at www.naturallywood.com [Learn More]

 

http://www.naturallywood.com/sites/default/files/CLT-and-Dowling-Residence.pdf

 

New Garage in Saanich, BC

Built by Waterfront Homes and installed by Drennan Construction. Pacific Truss engineered floors and trusses have arrived onsite in Saanich, BC. With the added attic space designed into the trusses, our customers will soon enjoy the comfort of some extra space.

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Modern Home in Saanich, BC

A modern home in Saanich BC, built by Horizon Contracting features engineered floors and trusses by Pacific Truss.  If you have any questions about an upcoming project our experienced staff are never more than a phone call or email away.