Here’s an update on the 18-storey student residence for the University of British Columbia.
The building proceeds at a rate of 2 floors a week. Thanks to thorough prefabrication of construction elements in the production plant, holdups on the building site are reduced to a minimum.
The floors are made of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), used in a 2-way span. That is why beams are not necessary, the construction is composed of floor plates in CLT and columns in glulam. Therefor special attention was needed in the development of the floor-column connection. In this case, both elements are linked by specialty steel connections.
The attachment shows a time-lapse video.