Whistler Community Services Society’s new building on schedule, despite setbacks

By Megan Lalonde
Whistler Question
November 13, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

Despite facing a few setbacks earlier this year, Whistler Community Services Society’s (WCSS) new building is still on track to open on schedule in April or May of next year. The first hiccup came this past spring when the concrete that had been chosen for the building couldn’t be delivered, explained WCSS executive director Cheryl Skribe. However, the organization was able to switch gears quickly. The cross-laminated timber panels selected to replace the concrete are now currently being installed at the Nesters construction site. “I think that was very fortuitous that our luck changed in a good direction, based on the cement not being able to deliver. I think it’s a beautiful building; I think it’s more in keeping with the Whistler way,” Skribe said of the design’s aesthetic. “It’s creating quite a bit of attention in the lumber industry… and it’s the first of its kind in Whistler.”

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