Building Solutions to Climate Change

Building Solutions to Climate Change

The CaGBC was invited to provide recommendations in response to the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change, which committed Canada to meeting or exceeding the federal government’s 2030 target of a 30 per cent reduction below 2005 levels…
 40 Years Of Service

40 Years Of Service

Over the years, we have been fortunate to attract great people and it has proved to be one of our most valuable assets. On October 6th, 2016  we took a break to recognize and celebrate Jeff Stewart on his 40-year…
 World’s Tallest Timber Tower

World’s Tallest Timber Tower

A new hybrid building under construction in Vancouver to house the University of British Columbia students will become the world’s tallest timber tower when completed in 2017. Designed by Acton Ostry Architects with Architekten Hermann Kaufmann of Austria as tall…

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…

106th Cobble Hill Fair

Pacific Truss is proud to support the Cobble Hill Fair again this year! Cobble Hill celebrates it 106th fair , August 22, 2015, showcasing all that is great about living in the South Cowichan area. Every fair is alive with activity…

Wood Is Energy Efficient

Energy efficiency is one of the cornerstones of green building: roughly 40%-50% of North America’s carbon emissions are attributed to buildings and nearly all of that is the energy they consume. Wood buildings can require less energy to construct and…