British Columbia Institute of Technology Trades & Technology Complex

April 4, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is enhancing its Burnaby campus to showcase sustainability. Recently, project teams unveiled plans for the Trades & Technology Complex and the Tall Timber Student Housing building. The Trades & Technology Complex aims to revolutionize trades education. … Designed for inter-disciplinary collaboration, the complex includes a Marine and Mass Timber Workshop and a Campus Services Centre, all constructed with sustainable, locally sourced materials. This initiative not only meets the demand for skilled trades professionals but also positions BCIT as a leader in mass timber innovation and sustainable building practices. The 12-storey Tall Timber Student Housing project in Burnaby will incorporate 470 units onto the campus. Its prefabricated mass timber design reduces overall embodied carbon, while the building envelope aligns with Step 4 of the Province’s BC Energy Step Code program. Utilizing Hem-fir CLT, which is renowned for its strength, marks the project as a significant commercial-scale debut for this product.

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