In this episode, happy holidays to all our listeners. The 25-story Ascent, 700 E. Kilbourn Ave., staged its topping off ceremony recently. That marks the building reaching its highest point, with the roof now in place. The $80 million, 259-unit high-rise is being constructed with a technique known as mass timber or cross-laminated timber. The very first Mass Timber and Net Zero Carbon institutional building in all of Ontario is well underway at Centennial College's Progress Campus in Scarborough. Designed by Belfast-based OPAL Architecture and built in collaboration with OPAL Build, a sister company to OPAL Architecture, the middle school building is built to the Passive House standard for energy efficiency.
Production by Deeelicious Beats
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production
Sponsors of the Podcast:
Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.
International Association for Mass Timber Construction (IAMTC)
The International Association for Mass Timber Construction aims to promote and deliver value to its members and associated stakeholders through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy, thought-leadership, development for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing sectors, provide education, training/teaching and research in establishing a global mass timber construction sector across the five contents of the world.