The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 96 (2018) > Issue 10 > The TallWood House at Brock Commons, Vancouver
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The TallWood House at Brock Commons, Vancouver

The TallWood House at Brock Commons is an 18-storey, 400-bed student residence at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Reaching 53m, the building is among the tallest mass-timber hybrids in the world. The building features an innovative ‘post and panel’ system, with cross-laminated timber panels, point-supported on glulam columns. The project highlights mass timber’s increasing viability as a cost-effective building material for high-rise construction.

Author(s): P. Fast and R. Jackson (both Fast + Epp)