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Brock Commons Time Lapse - UBC Tall Wood Building

Brock Commons Time Lapse - UBC Tall Wood Building Brock Commons Phase 1 is an 18-storey hybrid mass timber residence under construction at the University of British Columbia (UBC). With the wood structure complete, the building is comprised of 17 storeys of mass timber construction above a concrete podium and two concrete stair cores. The floor structure consists of 5-ply cross laminated timber (CLT) panels supported on glue laminated timber (glulam) columns. The roof is made of prefabricated sections of steel beams and metal decking. Brock Commons will have capacity for just over 400 students with floorplans ranging from single bed studios to 4-bed accommodations. Study and social spaces will be located on the ground floor with a student lounge on the 18th floor, where the wood structure will be left exposed for demonstration and educational purposes. Wood, a renewable material, was chosen in part to reflect the university’s commitment to sustainability. The building was also designed to meet LEED Gold certification. The estimated avoided and sequestered greenhouse gases from the wood used in the building is equivalent to removing 511 cars off the road for a year. The total carbon dioxide equivalent avoided by using wood products over other materials in the building is more than 2,432 metric tonnes. Learn more about tall wood buildings at http://www.naturallywood.com/emerging.... **Estimated by the Wood Carbon Calculator for Buildings, based on research by Sathre, R. and J. O’Connor, 2010, A Synthesis of Research on Wood Products and Greenhouse Gas Impacts, FPInnovations (this relates to carbon stored and avoided GHG). **CO2 refers to CO2 equivalent. Footage in this video is based on the documentation of the UBC CIRS research team: Erik A Poirer, PhD Thomas Tannert, PhD Azadeh Fallahi, BSc Manu Moudgil, BSc Shery Staub-French, PhD Thomas Froese, PhD

Introduction to Brock Commons - UBC Tall Wood Building

Introduction to Brock Commons - UBC Tall Wood Building Brock Commons Phase 1 is an 18-storey mass timber hybrid residence under construction at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The building will be comprised of 17 storeys of mass timber construction above a concrete podium and two concrete stair cores. The floor structure will consist of 5-ply cross laminated timber (CLT) panels supported on glue laminated timber (glulam) columns. The roof will be made of prefabricated sections of steel beams and metal decking. Brock Commons will have capacity for just over 400 students with floorplans ranging from single bed studios to 4-bed accommodations. Study and social spaces will be located on the ground floor with a student lounge on the 18th floor, where the wood structure will be left exposed for demonstration and educational purposes. Wood, a renewable material, was chosen in part to reflect the university’s commitment to sustainability. The building was also designed to meet LEED Gold certification. The estimated avoided and sequestered greenhouse gases from the wood used in the building is equivalent to removing 511 cars off the road for a year. The total carbon dioxide equivalent avoided by using wood products over other materials in the building is more than 2,432 metric tonnes. Learn more about tall wood buildings at http://www.naturallywood.com/emerging.... ***Estimated by the Wood Carbon Calculator for Buildings, based on research by Sathre, R. and J. O’Connor, 2010, A Synthesis of Research on Wood Products and Greenhouse Gas Impacts, FPInnovations (this relates to carbon stored and avoided GHG). ***CO2 refers to CO2 equivalent.

Cedar GREEN FACTS - Realcedar.com

When it comes to sustainable building materials, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Watch this video and get the Real Green facts on natural wood versus man-made products. About WRCLA The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association is a non-profit association representing 27 producers of the finest Western Red Cedar lumber throughout the US and Canada. Ask for our quality products by name: “Real Cedar”! Why Real Cedar? For starters, this highly revered, durable wood is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect attacks, which means any project you build with Real Cedar will last longer and require less maintenance. But wait! There’s more: BEAUTY – Aesthetically, there really is no substitute for the natural beauty of Real Cedar. Imbued with decidedly crisp, yet superbly rich, tonal properties, Real Cedar can create dynamic outdoor sanctuaries, embolden traditional home décor and inspire cutting-edge architecture. VERSATILITY – Western Red Cedar is pitch and resin-free. Which means it’s ideal for accepting and holding a wide range of beautiful finishes. Real Cedar also offers a wide range of lumber dimensions, surface textures and grades. Ergo, whatever your desired effect is, Real Cedar’s got the wood for you. SUSTAINABILITY – Independent studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, natural wood is superior to synthetics products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, Western Red Cedar actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. And unlike brick, cement and composites, Real Cedar is renewable and biodegradable. Plus, Real Cedar is sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world.