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Kalesnikoff Mass Timber selected for three new Canadian school projects

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Kalesnikoff Mass Timber and Lumber of Castlegar, B.C. has landed new mass timber projects at three Canadian educational institutions: Bayview Elementary in Vancouver, B.C., Humber College in Toronto and the University of Victoria in B.C.
“These are among the first major cross laminated timber (CLT) projects that will be built with our local, high-quality mass timber products, and we are especially proud to support the development of our education infrastructure products and services,” says Chris Kalesnikoff, COO of Kalesnikoff.
“This is just the beginning of this next phase of our company as the use of mass timber in North America continues to expand.”
Kalesnikoff was selected for these important projects through an open competitive procurement process.
Partnering alongside Francl Architecture, structural engineers at Fast + Epp, Chandos Construction and Kinsol Timber, Kitsilano’s new Bayview Elementary school project will be just under 40,000 square feet. Kalesnikoff will provide certified sustainable spruce cross-laminated timber and fir glulam beams for this entirely mass timber building, utilizing cross-laminated timber for walls as well as roof and floor plates.
Working through an integrated project delivery model alongside Diamond Schmitt Architects, Entuitive Consulting Engineers, and EllisDon Construction, Kalesnikoff is providing CLT and glulam to the eight-storey Humber College project in Toronto. As a design assist partner, the Kalesnikoff team will work closely with the design team to optimize this unique mass timber structure.
Lastly, Kalesnikoff is also taking part in the construction of the University of Victoria’s new student residence and dining hall by providing more than 600 cubic metres of certified sustainable spruce CLT and fir glulam.
Also working on this project will be Perkins & Will Architecture, structural engineers at Fast + Epp, EllisDon Construction and Kinetic Construction.
Founded in 1939, the Kalesnikoff family company – with 160 employees - has grown a legacy of trust and integrity while practicing sustainable forest management.

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