Wood Innovation and Design Centre
This November, Dunkley Lumber VP, Jason Fisher, got a chance to tour the first two floors of the Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George, which began construction in September. He came away impressed with the variety of wood products going into the construction, the speed with which these different wooden components could be installed and the beauty of the structural pieces, most of which will be left uncovered in the finished building. Jason is also happy to report that he spotted Dunkley Lumber 2×6 being used to construct infill walls. If you want innovation, you need to start with quality!
When finished, this will be the tallest wood-structure building in North America. As described by COFI, this innovative building “features an all-wood structure on top of a concrete foundation, utilizing glulam beams, cross-laminated timber panels, and other wood products. UNBC will occupy nearly half of the building, providing Engineering classrooms, offices, a lecture theatre and research/teaching lab.”
For more information please check out this link to the University of Northern British Columbia’s website, which features two live-cams showing the ongoing construction: http://www.unbc.ca/engineering