Brock Commons Site Tour


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This year the BCCR summer social takes us to the campus of UBC. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn first hand about a unique and revolutionary wood structure Brock Commons. Join guides engineer Paul Fast, architect Matt Wood AOA Project Lead and UBC engineering staff Sheryl Staub-French and Erik Poirier for a tour of Brock Commons. Once constructed, Brock Commons will be one of the tallest wood buildings in the world, providing housing for hundreds of students. When completed, the $51.5-million residence building will stand 53 metres tall (about 174 feet).  Forte in Melbourne is currently the tallest CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) building in the world but is not the tallest wood building. That is TREET in Bergen, Norway which is a glulam frame with standard construction for apartment units and stands at 52.8M with a 15 storey CLT elevator shaft. The tour will be followed by a visit to a presentation centre where participants can see up close a sample of the wood construction design and learn about other tall wood buildings around the world. Finally, the evening will wrap up at Mahony and Sons where refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tour – Brock Commons, Walter Gage Rd UBC Campus

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Parking at UBC North Parkade:

Food + Drink – Mahony & Sons 5990 University Blvd

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Members – $40
Non-Members – $75

This event is generously sponsored by:


Urban One

This session is worth 4 CEUs for members of the AIBC


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