Innovation and ingenuity in structural engineering showcased in new mass timber office in Vancouver

Innovation and ingenuity in structural engineering showcased in new mass timber office in Vancouver

Four-Storey Building Receives Support from NRCan’s Green Construction through Wood Program

VANCOUVER, March 2, 2021 — The new head office for internationally-renowned structural engineering firm, Fast + Epp, is being recognized by the Canadian Wood Council and the BC forest industry for its innovation and ingenuity in wood design and building, and for being selected for funding support under Natural Resources Canada’s Green Construction through Wood (GC Wood) Program. The hybrid mass timber building, located near downtown Vancouver on Yukon Street, is among the first office buildings in Vancouver to use mass timber as a structural material, and will showcase the same structural innovations and technologies that are at the forefront of their consulting practice. The GCWood Program aims to broaden the awareness of wood as a sustainable and renewable construction material and to increase the domestic capacity for wood in Canadian construction.  READ MORE…