The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence—the world’s tallest wood building at 18 storeys (53m, about 174ft)—four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood. Work is still continuing on the interior of the building.
The structure was completed less than 70 days after the prefabricated components were first delivered to the site. Construction will now focus on interior elements, with completion expected in early May 2017—18% (or four months) faster than a typical project. The building is expected to welcome more than 400 students in September 2017.