Timber is a renewable, fire resistant,
structurally sound, and viable alternative to steel, concrete, or masonry. As
the need for sustainable building continues to grow across North America, PCL
is supporting the use of mass timber to help reduce the carbon footprint of the
buildings we build.
SERVICES AND CAPABILITIES
Accelerated project delivery - Mass timber offers many construction
efficiencies, including opportunities to modularize, up to 20 percent schedule
acceleration, 90 percent reduction in construction traffic, 75 percent fewer workers
onsite, and minimal tolerance issues.
Carbon and waste reduction – Wood is a renewable and
sustainable resource. It assists with carbon sequestration and requires
significantly less embodied energy than concrete and steel to manufacture and
of the prefabrication and manufacturing options available, using mass timber can reduce impacts to water quality in comparison to other
This six-floor structure was one of the tallest contemporary
wood buildings in North America at the time of construction. The primary
structure is 100 percent wood and used construction methods that virtually
eliminated the use of concrete above grade.
The Pavilion is a cross-laminated timber
structure with a stone, glazing, and metal panel exterior. Key project elements
include passive heating and cooling systems within the katabatic tower and
trombe walls, a sloped green roof rising from the performance green, and a
living green wall.