Upcoming Events


The Brock Commons Student Residence at UBC:
The Tallest Wood Building in The World

Thursday October 13th, 2016
11:30 am -1:30 pm

Sandman Hotel
180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Presented by Robert Jackson, Project Engineer, Fast + Epp

Brock Commons is an 18-storey mass timber student residence currently under construction at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The 53-meter-tall structure is comprised of 17 floors of five-ply cross laminated timber (CLT) floor panels, point supported by glulam columns. Beams were eliminated from the design by utilizing CLT’s two-way spanning capabilities. A single-storey concrete podium at the base, a prefabricated steel roof, and two full height concrete cores for lateral stability complete the structure.

Due to a high level of pre-fabrication, the timber components and curtain wall for this project were installed at a ground-breaking pace of two floors per week this past summer.

In this case study session, we will hear from the project’s structural engineer. He will outline the structural system from a design and construction perspective, and will discuss the unique challenges associated with this project, and the strategies used to overcome them. 

The project is proving to be cost-competitive with concrete towers in the local marketplace, which was largely achieved by an integrated design team, real-time input from trades, and structural discipline. 

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The CSC Fiesta Fair

Tuesday November 22nd, 2016
3:00 pm -7:00 pm

Sandman Hotel
180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

The CSC Fiesta Fair will be November 22, 2016 from 3pm - 7pm. 33 manufacturers, one guest speaker, Mexican appetizers and beer, wine and Margaritas. It will be a fun way to catch up on new products. One lucky person will win $1000 travel voucher. 

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Events Schedule

2016-2017 Program

  • September 8 - Negotiation: The Art of the Deal
  • October 13 - The Brock Commons Student Residence at UBC: The Tallest Wood Building in The World
  • November 22 Fiesta Party / Trade Show
  • December 8 - LEED v4
  • January 12 - Glass - General Properties and Anomolies
  • February 9 - Legal Hot Topic
  • March 9 - Material Compliance Forms
  • April 13 - Leveling the Finish - The Cost of Concrete Floor Quality
  • May 11 - Building Tour
  • May 24-28National Conference in Kelowna - Setting the Standard

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Conference 2017

"Setting the Standard" are not just words but the philosophy of the host of CSC Conference 2017 in Kelowna, BC. The CSC Vancouver Chapter Conference Committee promises a Technical Program that will have something for everyone, from the seasoned veterans to the young professionals of the construction industry. There will be plenty of opportunities to network, learn about new products and service and to connect with conference sponsors.

Kelowna boast all the amenities of a major city: find dining, unique shops vibrant culture yet orchards, vineyards and championship golf courses thrice within a short drive of the downtown core. Spectacular vistas await those ready to explore.

Have a part in "Setting the Standard" and make your plans to join us Kelowna, BC.

Education in Vancouver

Principles of Construction Documentation

Starting October 3, 2016
7:00pm-10:00pm, Monday Nights

Vancouver Regional Construction Association
Main Board Room
3636 E. 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC

The PCD course is an introductory course that will enable the student to have a better understanding of construction documentation (specifications, drawings and schedules), products, bidding procedures and contracts. It is also prerequisite to all the other CSC education courses.

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For more information, contact Glenn Chatten at