BCIT Tall Timber Student Housing Tour

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SEABC Young Members Group would like to invite members and guests to a tour of the BCIT Tall Timber Student Housing.

***Architectural Rendering Credit: office of Perkins + Will

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The new Tall Timber Student Housing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a mass timber hybrid building whose structural system was designed by Fast+Epp. The tower features a two-way spanning cross-laminated timber (CLT) floor supported on hollow structural steel columns with no beams, and a steel brace lateral system. The structure is encapsulated per the 2018 British Columbia Building Code and uses the latest advances in engineered wood products, prefabrication, and encapsulation strategies for fire resistance. The project was also supported by ongoing research into CLT from at Fast+Epp and partnering institutions.

Engineers from Fast+Epp and Ledcor will give a presentation before giving a guided tour of the structure.

Tour members are required to bring their own personal protective equipment (hard hat, steel-toed boots, high-visibility vest and protective eyewear).

Date: Tuesday – July 16, 2024
Time: 3:00 pm (Please arrive at 3:00 pm to attend mandatory site orientation)
Venue: BCIT Tall Timber Student Housing, see below for meeting location.
Cost: Free for SEABC Members; $85 for Guests and Non-members 

Only a very limited number of spots are available — register early to avoid disappointment.

An optional after-social will also be planned. Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in staying for the after-social.  If the event is full, please email ymg(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)seabc.ca to be placed on the waitlist.  If you have registered and can no longer attend, please email us to let us know.

Site Access:
The site is located on BCIT’s campus at 3700 Willingdon Ave., in the city of Burnaby, B.C. Attendees will meet at the Laydown trailer, then proceed to site.