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Canadians behind U.S. mass-timber building

Canadian firm Equilibrium Consulting of Vancouver is a partner behind what’s believed to be the largest installation of wood-concrete composite floors in North America.

The company worked with U.S. engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. on the Integrated Design Building at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, which will be the first university structure in the U.S. to incorporate wood/concrete composites together with cross-laminated timber. Engineered wood for the building was supplied pre-fabricated by Nordic Structures in Quebec.

The project also received technical support from Wood WORKS! – a campaign by the Canadian Wood Council and US Wood Products Council to promote the use of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction.

Read more on the Daily Commercial News website.

August 2, 2016  By  Maria Church

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