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Brock Commons Time Lapse - UBC Tall Wood Building

Brock Commons Time Lapse - UBC Tall Wood Building Brock Commons is an 18-storey hybrid mass timber residence at The University of British Columbia (UBC). The building is comprised of 17 storeys of mass timber construction above a concrete podium and two concrete stair cores. The floor structure consists of 5-ply cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels supported on glue-laminated timber (glulam) columns. The roof is made of prefabricated sections of steel beams and metal decking. Brock Commons has the capacity for just over 400 students with floorplans ranging from single bed studios to 4-bed accommodations. Study and social spaces are located on the ground floor with a student lounge on the 18th floor, where the wood structure is left exposed for demonstration and educational purposes. Wood, a renewable material, was chosen in part to reflect the university’s commitment to sustainability. The building was also designed to meet LEED Gold certification. The estimated avoided and sequestered greenhouse gases from the wood used in the building is equivalent to removing 511 cars off the road for a year. The total carbon dioxide equivalent avoided by using wood products over other materials in the building is more than 2,432 metric tonnes. Learn more about tall wood buildings at **Estimated by the Wood Carbon Calculator for Buildings, based on research by Sathre, R. and J. O’Connor, 2010, A Synthesis of Research on Wood Products and Greenhouse Gas Impacts, FPInnovations (this relates to carbon stored and avoided GHG). **CO2 refers to CO2 equivalent. Footage in this video is based on the documentation of the UBC CIRS research team: Erik A Poirer, PhD Thomas Tannert, PhD Azadeh Fallahi, BSc Manu Moudgil, BSc Sheryl Staub-French, PhD Thomas Froese, PhD
Why Finland is Building a Wood City

Why Finland is Building a Wood City

This new district of Helsinki is being made almost entirely from timber, quite literally taking wooden construction in Finland's capital to new heights. Discover how Solibri's software is de-risking similar construction projects worldwide - Full story here - Learn more about Solibri - Our thanks to Solibri, SRV, Stora Enso and Anttinen Oiva Architects. Narrated by Fred Mills. Footage and images courtesy of Anttinen Oiva Architects, SRV, Stora Enso, Accsys, Arcadia Architects, Helsinki From Above, Japan Sport Council, Mikko Auerniitty, Moelven and Timo Newton-Syms/CC BY-SA 2.0. For more from Helsinki From Above visit - This video contains paid promotion for Solibri. For more by The B1M subscribe now - Go Behind The B1M. Click "JOIN" here - The B1M Merch store - View this video and more at - Follow us on Twitter - Like us on Facebook - Follow us on LinkedIn - Follow us on Instagram - #construction #architecture #timber We welcome you sharing our content to inspire others, but please be nice and play by our rules: Our content may only be embedded onto third party websites by arrangement. We have established partnerships with domains to share our content and help it reach a wider audience. If you are interested in partnering with us please contact Ripping and/or editing this video is illegal and will result in legal action. © 2020 The B1M Limited
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