Stone, Brick and Wood
Our first Vancouver project will bring our philosophy of sustainable communities built around education and connectedness to downtown. As with all of our master- planned communities, this new Vancouver destination will bring new retail and services to public as well as smart housing for residents.
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Sources: pyramid, photo by Nour Wageh on Unsplash
300 years ago brick and wood are utilised as construction materials in combination with stone.
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Source: Buckingham Palace, photo by Ferdinand Stöhr on Unsplash
  • 67.3m high 
  • 3,000 cubic metres of  heavy timber
  • 2,600 metric tonnes in weight 
  • Completed in 1056
  • Survived numerous lightening strikes, fires and heavy artillery throughout wars.
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Source: Ying Xian Wood Tower, photo by Gisling
Wood Frame
200 years ago wood becomes the dominant building material during the Industrial Revolution.
Natural forces such as earthquakes and fire have historically threatened wood buildings. 
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Source: San Francisco fire, photo by Chadwick, H. D.
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Source:  Debris disposal of ruins of fire sponsored by the Mutual Friendship Society, photo by Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Concrete and Steel
In the last 100 years innovations in concrete and steel have challenged construction limitations allowing cities to grow taller.
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Source:  Empire State Building worker, photo by  Lewis Hine
Future

•Renewable

•Energy efficient

•Connecting people

•Sustainable site design

•Smart technologies

•Access to nature

•Low carbon footprint

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Source: Park Royal Hotel, photo by Tony Hisgett
Advantages of CLT

•Renewable

•Strong

•Lightweight

•Fire resistant – 2 hours

•Quick construction time

•Economical

•Less impact on neighborhoods

•Less construction waste

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Source: Dr. Michael Ramage testing the CLT endurance with fire, photo from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DPp2NcnTb0&t=29s
Pioneers

Bill Gates Foundation

Working with partners worldwide, Bill Gates Foundation is investing heavily in technology and materials to rebuild communities in a sustainable way as part of their impact investment initiatives.

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The roof of Bill Gates innovation lab in Seattle

HRH The Prince of Wales

The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism was formed in 2001.

 

This supports a wide range of causes, primary areas of interest includes:

•Sustainability

•Responsible businesses / enterprises

•Education

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HRH The Prince of Wales meeting Mr. Niu at reception dinner in his home at Highgrove,  July 2019
Canadian Forestry 

Canadian Forestry

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world with forests.

  • Wooded land makes up with 40% of the 979 million hectors.

  • Canada’s forests covers 30% of the overall world’s forest.

  • Canada’s population makes up of 0.49% of the total worlds population.

  • Canadas has the world largest tree export in the world.

  • 2013 – 19.8 billion forestry industry.

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Source: Forest, photo by  Jace & Afsoon on Unsplash

Talent

We are the driving force of this industry, period we have the best talent to design, manufacture and build sustainable communities in Canada.

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Source: nature, photo by Erik Ringsmuth on Unsplash