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.

 

Peter Lougheed Hall at the University of Alberta now complete

MultiHalleGridshellMore student housing is available at The University of Alberta now that Peter Lougheed Hall is complete. The 5-storey, 87,000 sq. ft. student residence is constructed of steel and concrete and offers housing for more than 140 residents. In addition to providing housing, the new building also features a single-storey dining hall consisting of glulam and GLT panels.

 

Allard Hall at MacEwan University Opens

 

MultiHalleGridshellConstructed of concrete and steel with extensive glazing at the exterior, the newly opened 424,000 sq. ft. Allard Hall features a multi-level atrium criss-crossed by several angled staircases. Housing galleries, multiple theatres and classrooms, the new facility will also be used extensively by the public.

 

Paul Fast to give lecture at the University of Illinois

 

MultiHalleGridshellFast + Epp founder Paul Fast will be giving a lecture on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the University of Illinois. Taking place in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium at Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, the lecture will explore Metaphorical Design + Structure. Reception to take place at 5pm in the Blicharski Atrium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall with lecture to follow at 5:30pm.

 

Design of Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre Roof detailed in The Structural Engineer magazine

MultiHalleGridshellGrandview Heights Aquatic Centre is featured in this month’s The Structural Engineer Magazine. The article dives into the award-winning design of the novel roof and the challenges encountered throughout the design process.

 

The Aquatic Centre, located in Surrey, BC was completed in 2016 and has since received numerous awards for its undulating roof structure and is a testament to the benefits of using timber to create innovative, cost-efficient buildings.

 

Read the article in its entirety here.

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