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Vancouver’s Terrace House Receives Permit to Begin Construction

Vancouver’s Terrace House Receives Permit to Begin Construction

8 Jan 2018, Vancouver – Terrace House in Vancouver, reportedly set to become the tallest hybrid timber tower…

Vancouver’s Timber Terrace House Approved for Construction

Vancouver’s Timber Terrace House Approved for Construction

20 Dec 2017, Vancouver – Terrace House has received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top…

Vancouver’s TallWood House Boasts Top Fire-Safety Measures

Vancouver’s TallWood House Boasts Top Fire-Safety Measures

2 Mar 2017, Vancouver – The 18-story building known as TallWood House at Brock Commons is the largest mass…

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Vancouver’s Terrace House Receives Permit to Begin Construction
8 Jan 2018 – Vancouver, Canada
Terrace House in Vancouver, reportedly set to become the tallest hybrid timber tower in North America once complete, has received its building permit and can begin…
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Vancouver’s Timber Terrace House Approved for Construction
20 Dec 2017 – Vancouver, Canada
Terrace House has received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven stories of the 19-story building. This makes Terrace House the tallest hybrid…
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Vancouver’s TallWood House Boasts Top Fire-Safety Measures
2 Mar 2017 – Vancouver, Canada
The 18-story building known as TallWood House at Brock Commons is the largest mass timber building in the world. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services has worked to ensure…
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Construction Ahead of Schedule on Vancouver’s Brock Commons
26 Aug 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
The 18-story timber tower, Brock Commons, has been rising on the horizon of the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus at an impressive speed, reported to be ahead…
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Mass Timber Building Begins to Take Shape in Vancouver
18 May 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
Brock Commons Phase 1 is beginning to take shape at the University of British Columbia. Beyond the concrete core, the structure will be composed of cross-laminated timber…
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Architects Break Ground on 18-Story Wooden Residential Tower in Vancouver
17 Dec 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
Canada’s Acton Ostry Architects has begun construction on the appropriately named “Tall Wood Building,” an 18-story, 53-meter residential tower for Canada’s University of…
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Wooden Skyscraper Coming to Vancouver
13 Oct 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
One of the tallest wooden towers in the world is coming to Vancouver. Plans have recently been approved for an 18-story student residential tower made almost entirely of…

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Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Finalist

Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh

Papers/Research

Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh
Recent developments in the design and construction of progressively taller buildings using engineered timber as a structural material raise important questions about the language that is used to describe tall buildings. This paper discusses the role…

Tall Buildings Involving University of British Columbia

1   Brock Commons Tallwood House 2017 58 m Vancouver
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.