Surrey Museum Expansion
DLT Roof Structure
The Surrey Museum has been expanded to better serve a diverse community in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, creating an exemplary cultural space for both residents and visitors. Alongside, HCMA architects, Heatherbrae Builders, and Wicke Herfst Maver, we helped the City of Surrey to design and construct a forward-looking facility that is also deeply rooted in their heritage.
StructureCraft's role: Design, fabrication and installation of the dowel laminated timber for the roof structure. The DLT panels are supported by steel structure below, and are typically 56' long with a main span of 34'. Of note are the linear conduit chases (2' o.c.) that were formed in the panels by using shallower boards at each panel edge.
Given the pre-fabricated nature of the mass timber roof, we installed all 50 panels in one day.
The Surrey Museum was one of the first structures in North America to use DLT, the first all wood mass timber panel.
Fast and Efficient DLT Panel Production
To allow for conduit runs, we created a chase in each DLT panel, by simply using shallower boards at the edge of each panel. We received the roofer in our fabrication shop to apply the warrantied roofing membrane, which not only acted as weather protection for the DLT panels, but also saved time and cost on site.