THE LOG & TIMBER SPECIALISTS

A Passion for Log and Timber Joinery

 Engineered Wood Products - installations & related services

  • CLT Stairs at UBC
    Our entry in to the arena of commercial construction began in a serious way when John Boys was invited to consult on lifting and assembly strategies at the Earth Sciences Building (ESB) which was being erected at the University of BC in the spring of 2011. Three days of advising evolved into a summer's worth of work for the crew of Nicola LogWorks and a handful of our talented colleagues who joined us to rescue the install of the heavy timber components of the building.(Gluulam and CLT).

    It was the first public structure in North America to use Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels produced in Canada (by Structurelam Products - Penticton) and the contractor's crew were unfamiliar with handling, rigging and lifting mass-timber, not to mention the particulars of wood to wood joinery.

    As it turns out - log and timber builders have a well honed skill-set in these areas. At Nicola LogWorks we also have a long tradtition of being hyper-cognizant of the materials and methods used by the other trades into whose work we tie into, or that of those who follow our installation. A solid foundation in sophisticated 3-D modelling was an additional asset that we brought to the process.

    While the roots of our passion remain in production, we have found that the coordinating, sequencing and pre-planning that are a part of heavy timber installations are challenges that agree with our pursuit of procedure very well also. Process, work methods and problem solving are what we are about regardless of the size or scope of the work that we undertake.
  • To our credit are:
2011: Earth Sciences Building (ESB) at UBC: Glulam and CLT installations. Problem solving, crane and rigging solutions.  Architect Perkins and Will - (Jana Foit), Engineer: EQ Consulting (Bernard Gafner), Project Management: Bird Construction - Vancouver (John Davidson), contractor: Adera Construction, CLT supply: Structurlam Products.

2009: TRU (Thompson Rivers University - House of Learning:
Survey/Solution development, Glulam install and fabrication and installation of log roof panels.
Architect David Nairne and Associates, Engineer:Fast & Epp, Contractor: Vanbots


2012: Fort McMurray Airport Expansion:
Installation of CLT and Glulam. Survey and solution development.
Architect OMB (Beth Denny), Engineer EQ Consulting (Eric Karsch and Bernard Gafner).


2012: UBC O (University of BC Okanagan) Health and Wellness Centre:
Installation of CLT panels


2013: UBC Student Union Building:
Installation of CLT and Glue-lam Installation. Project Manager - Bird Construction Vancouver


UBC Okanagan Health and Fitnesss Centre
. Owner UBC. Contractor :Kindred Construction

UBC SUB (Student Union Building). Installation of Glu-lam and Cross Laminated Timber. Owner: UBC Properties. Contractor : Bird Construction.

Christina Lake Infrastructure Building. CLT and Glu-lam. Owner Cenovus Energy. Contractor Maple Reinders.



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Testimonials

John Boys brought a solutions oriented approach to the prjoect which was carried out flawlessly

UBC Okanagan Health and Wellness Centre

John Boys brought a solutions oriented approach to the prjoect which was carried out flawlessly

If I ever build another house it would be post and beam again and you guys would be my choice.

Clark

If I ever build another house it would be post and beam again and you guys would be my choice.

John Boys and Nicola Loworks have played a positive role in the complex project delivery process with contribution to both design and construction through attention to detail, project preparation, and their knowledge and passion for the celebration of wood

David Nairne and Associates

John Boys and Nicola Loworks have played a positive role in the complex project delivery process with contribution to both design and construction through attention to detail, project preparation, and their knowledge and passion for the celebration of wood