UBC Aquatic Centre
Azure Magazine 10 Best Buildings of 2017
The UBC Aquatic Centre has been named one of 10 Best Buildings of 2017 by Azure Magazine. The facility was chosen for being equally Olympian and green-minded, with sustainable attributes that include state-of-the art grey water systems and rooftop cistern storage. Congratulations to the project team!
The design of the UBC Aquatic Centre is a collaboration of MJMA & Acton Ostry Architects.
Construction Dive Favourite Projects of 2017
Brock Commons Tallwood House has been named one of Construction Dive’s five favourite projects that opened in North America this past year. The growing trend toward tall wood construction and the potential to cut costs and time on projects is cited, as is the nine week construction time for the mass wood structure. Other projects mentioned are: Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino; LA’s Wilshire Grand Centre, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Google’s Pearl Place Campus.
Structural Award for Construction Innovation
The 50th Annual Structural Awards winners and commendations were announced on 17 November at a ceremony in London, with representatives of Fast + Epp on hand to receive the top award in the Construction Innovation category for Brock Commons Tallwood House. The awards program is the industry’s most prestigious organization that represents structural engineers worldwide. The judges were unanimous in their admiration for the fresh approach that was taken across design and detailing, which has developed an economic new hybrid system for high rise structures and set a new precedent for what can be economically achieved in predominantly timber structures.
Future of Structures Podcast
Listen to the latest podcast Future of Structures, an interview with Russell Acton, Design Principal of Brock Commons Tallwood House at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Find out why mass timber was used in the design, technical hurdles in the construction of Brock Commons, and discussion on the future of massive timber construction.