Architect
Stantec Architecture Ltd
General Contractor
Bird Construction
Structural Engineer
Gerald Epp / Fast + Epp
Our Service
Design-Build
Area
17,000 sqft
Location
Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
Completion
2005

BC Ferries Retail Building Roof

Architect
Stantec Architecture Ltd
General Contractor
Bird Construction
Structural Engineer
Gerald Epp / Fast + Epp
Our Service
Design-Build
Area
17,000 sqft
Location
Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
Completion
2005

Overview

This 17,000 square foot timber structure encloses the new retail building at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal near Vancouver, BC. Composite timber trusses span up to 60 feet carrying 10 foot wide pre-assembled timber roof panels, complete with acoustic steel roof decking. The trusses are king-posted with galvanized steel cable and custom-designed kingpost castings. All timber is appearance grade Douglas Fir glulam. Elliptically shaped glulam columns capped with aluminum castings vary in height to accommodate the gentle warp in the roof desired by the architect.