Brock Commons Tallwood House – Vancouver, BC

Wood WORKS! BC recently released a case study on Brock Commons Tall Wood House, a new 18-storey mass timber hybrid student residence at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Now an iconic tall wood building in Canada, it currently stands as one of the tallest contemporary hybrid mass timber structures in the world. This 54-metre tall building, featuring an innovative mass timber structural system using cross-laminated timber, demonstrates economic viability, repeatability and adaptability for other building types and uses. The study, funded by Natural Resources Canada, provides a technical overview of the building, the design and construction process, and explores the wood innovations which could become templates for future taller wood buildings. It also addresses both active and passive fire protection strategies.