https://news.ubc.ca/2016/09/15/structure-of-ubcs-tall-wood-building-now-complete/

https://treesource.org/news/goods-and-services/mass-timber-brock-commons-tallwood-house/

Read the two articles and supporting documents and Fact Sheets about the building materials.

  1. What were your first thoughts about having an 18 story wood frame constructed building?
  2. After reading the articles and the additional fact sheets, did you change your mind about the building? Did the lowering of green house gasses peak your interest? What about the fire and life safety precautions they put in place?
  3. What are some of the reasons that you would support these buildings? What did you think about the first building being used for student housing? Does the U.B.C. have an interest in supporting the lumber industry?
  4. If this passes in California, do you think it will help with the management of our forests lands that have contributed to our large fires? Could this be good for the economy?