FIRST 12 STOREY MASS TIMBER BUILDING ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
Strong, safe, and comfortable, District 56 stands a testament to this exciting building material.
Revolutionizing Construction with Mass Timber
Significantly lighter than concrete, mass timber is a multi-layer product spanning two directions with precision accuracy resulting in a secure, airtight building solution for any floor, wall, roof, or core. mass timber has proven fire resistance, is safer and faster to construct, and provides excellent structural and seismic performance.
Mass timber construction uses large prefabricated wood products such as glue-laminated timber (glulam) and cross-laminated timber (CLT) for wall, floor and roof construction. With a proven performance and safety record they showcase the flexibility and reliability of wood as a construction material.
Sustainability is one of our core values. Our innovative mass timber construction methods incorporate using wood as the major building material. This results in a reduced carbon footprint and lower environmental impact compared to typical construction. Wood-based buildings also positively impact people’s psychological and emotional well-being. Healthy people and healthy environments are important to us.
Fast, quiet Builds
Construction with mass timber is both quick and efficient. This rapid process is quieter than most construction, and minimizes the impact on the neighbourhood.
We develop for the community in which we live. Fostering homes and communities that are livable, walkable, and enjoyable is our number one priority. We don’t just build buildings, we make homes for families, seniors, students, and professionals.
We live and work here too.
– Design Build Services