Entries by Barnaby Dickens

The first hybrid mass timber building completed in Canada

Cordova Bay Elementary School Located on the southern portion of Vancouver Island, just north of Victoria, this school will be the first composite NLTand CLT structure in Western Canada. CLT was initially chosen as the mass timber product for both the walls and the roof, however after further thinking a composite CLT and NLT system was […]

15 facts about health and well-being in buildings

Each year we spend 90% of our time in buildings or cars. Yet buildings still being designed today can create issues like Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), depression and lung disease 90% of respondents to a recent survey said they wanted a home that doesn’t compromise their health and wellbeing and a third would pay more […]