Affordable Housing

East Gwillimbury Affordable Housing

East Gwillimbury Affordable Housing

Multi - Unit Residential

Structural assembly of York Region’s new 18-unit supportive housing project in the Town of East Gwillimbury was quickly completed in the middle of winter. The 2-storey CLT building is the second project realized by Element5 in less than six months that employs the optimized and repeatable mass timber structural solution developed with Edge Architects. Element5 worked closely with the architect to develop an optimized CLT grid based on our St. Thomas manufacturing plant’s production specs.

The decision to use prefabricated mass timber components for both the structure and building envelope significantly reduced the construction schedule. This modular delivery method, where building components are factory-built and then rapidly assembled on site, offers cost savings over a strictly site-built project. Off-site construction provides other benefits, too, including enhanced sustainability, predictable timelines, controlled expenses, reduced construction noise and other neighbourhood disruptions, more efficient use of material and labour resources, and improved worker health and safety.

About East Gwillimbury Affordable Housing

Architect / Designer
Location

East Gwillimbury, ON, Canada

Owner

The Regional Municipality of York

Developer
Scope

Full engineering for timber above grade; supply and coordination of installation of the mass timber structure including stairwell, elevator core and building envelope; design and supply of timber connections.

Engineers

MTE Consultants

Assembly team

Timmerman Timberworks

Design
Assembly

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