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News item on brock commons – World’s tallest wood building

Brock Commons, the world’s tallest building, has been completed four months ahead of schedule. Expecting to have 700 students in it by September 2017, the 18-storey building in British Columbia, is the highest mass wood, steel and concrete hybrid project till date.It has two concrete cores and a concrete podium but the rest of the 17 stories is cross-laminated-timber floors supported on glue-laminated wood columns. The entire experiment behind this sustainable building is expected to cost approximately $51.5 million.

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