Tallwood House recognized by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - BC

 

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On April 7th, Fast+Epp was thrilled to be selected as a winner for this year’s Lieutenant Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Engineering for the Tallwood House at Brock Commons.

The 18 storey, 400-bed student residence at The University of British Columbia is currently recognized as the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world. The building features a first of its kind point-supported, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) floor system which was the key to its economic success.

Fast+Epp to work on “The Arbour”

 

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George Brown College announced that Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Acton Ostry Architects with Fast+Epp, structural engineers, have been selected as the winning team to design The Arbour on Toronto’s waterfront.  

“Fast+Epp is naturally thrilled to be part of the team selected to build a landmark, tall wood, low carbon building in Toronto,” says Paul Fast, Fast+Epp Founder and Principal.


The team was one of four shortlisted for the international competition.

 

Fast + Epp unterstützt Marc Chagall Ausstellung

 

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„Das Fenster weit aufhalten, damit viele Menschen rein schauen“ Am 19.02.2018 wurde mit einer feierlichen Vernissage die Kunstausstellung ´Fenster Zur Bibel` mit Werken von Marc Chagall (*1887 - † 1985) in den Räumlichkeiten der Mittendrin Gemeinde Darmstadt eröffnet. Die von Fast + Epp unterstützte Ausstellung umfasst 84 Bilder, überwiegend aus dem graphischen Werk Chagalls. In den Jahren 1956 und 1960 hat Chagall mit seinen Illustrationen zur Bibel ein weltweit beachtetes Werk geschaffen. Es umfasst insgesamt 105 Radierungen und 48 Farb-Lithographien. Ein Teil dieser Original-Lithographien sind in der Ausstellung zu sehen. Ergänzt werden diese durch einige hochwertige Kunstdrucke von Unikaten Chagalls.Der Schirmherr der Veranstaltung Jochen Partsch, Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Darmstadt, war begeistert und wünschte der Ausstellung großen Erfolg, viele Besucherinnen und Besucher.

 

 

 

Fast + Epp besucht die Marc Chagall Ausstellung

 

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Mit seinen Werken versuchte Chagall persönlich Erlebtes und Empfundenes für den Betrachter greifbar und verständlich zu machen. Bei der besonderen Gelegenheit Chagalls Kunst näher kennenzulernen besuchte das Fast + Epp Team die Ausstellung in Darmstadt. Im Rahmen einer Führung, begleitet von dem Referenten Heiner Eberhardt, wurden einzelne Exponate erläutert und auf besondere Details in den Bildern hingewiesen.

 

 

 

 

 

Construction is complete on the Wilson School of Design

 

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Fast + Epp kicked off the new year by celebrating the opening of the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In order to meet the needs of a growing university, the state-of-art design school is an addition that will provide more space for existing design programs as well as continuing and professional education. The well-attended ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the University’s Richmond campus on January 3rd.

 

Tallwood House at Brock Commons recognized by the Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK

MECStorerenderingThe IstructE awards were held on November 17, 2017, where the Tallwood House at Brock Commons received the Construction Innovation award. This award is presented to projects that demonstrate structural engineering excellence in the innovative use of construction materials or processes. Constructed in collaboration with an incredibly capable design team that included Acton Ostry Architects and Seagate Structures, Fast + Epp is honoured to have been recognized with such a prestigious award.

 

Construction officially underway on new MEC Flagship Store

MECStorerenderingGround has been broken for the new Mountain Equipment Co-op Flagship Store. Located in Olympic Village, the building will be constructed of timber and comprise 60,000 sq. ft. over three floors with multiple levels of underground parking.

 

Award of Excellence for Tallwood House at Brock Commons

TallwoodHouseThe Tallwood House at Brock Commons took home the Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering at the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) awards. This annual ceremony which took place on October 13, 2017, honours excellence in structural engineering throughout the world.

 

Recognized as the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world, the Tallwood House was commended for its innovative use of timber. The building consists five-ply cross laminated (CLT) floor panels, point-supported by glued-laminated timber columns, all resting on a concrete transfer slab at level two. Two full-height concrete cores provide lateral stability.

 

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