StructureCraft expands B.C.’s base for engineered timber production with new plant

By Derrick Penner
Vancouver Sun
November 14, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada

Lucus Epp

StructureCraft built its business designing and constructing beautiful timber buildings, but is now taking a bigger leap into manufacturing its own engineered wood material, which it unveiled Tuesday at a major conference on wood design in Vancouver. StructureCraft has always made its own custom-designed components, such as the unique wood-wave panels in the Richmond Olympic speedskating oval or the distinctive roof trusses of the Guildford Aquatic Centre in Surrey. The idea of manufacturing more of a mass-produced product, in this case dowel-laminated timber, was to expand the business with a more consistent stream of revenue, said Lucas Epp, engineering and 3D manager at StructureCraft. …“Getting into dowel-laminated timber is a big deal for our company,” said Epp, who is the son of StructureCraft co-founder Gerald Epp, who is one of B.C.’s pioneers in modern mass-timber construction. StructureCraft is holding an official grand opening Thursday.

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