Believing that investing in Canada’s forest sector by building sustainable communities is an investment in Canada’s future, the Province of British Columbia is dedicated to mass timber projects — increasing the use of wood as a green building material and leading the nation’s transition to a low-carbon economy. To that end, the Honorable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, on behalf of the Honorable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, have announced a grant of $648,250, provided through Natural Resources, Canada’s Green Construction through Wood program, for Fast + Epp, a structural engineering firm from Vancouver, toward the construction of their head office. The building will be a four-story, hybrid, mass timber and steel building. In discussing the project, Paul Fast, Partner in Fast + Epps, said, “It’s a really special moment in our Fast + Epp company history to have the opportunity to move into a custom-built mass timber office building. It features a robust, sustainable structure; warm, exposed-wood interiors; and the latest in seismic technology using self-centering, energy-absorbing Tectonus connectors. The building will serve as living lab with ongoing thermal, moisture and vibration monitoring. It will also house Fast + Epp’s Concept Lab, where physical testing of mass timber components and software development will take place.”
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