Kalesnikoff Lumber will providing fir glulam beams for the new Bayview Elementary School in Kitsalano. Image courtesy Kalesnikoff Lumber

Kalesnikoff Lumber secures major contracts

The company’s mass timber facility will be producing glulam beams and cross laminated timber

Kalesnikoff Lumber’s new mass timber facility is going to be busy after the company recently secured three major contracts.

The company will be providing cross laminated timber (CLT) and glulam beams for the projects which are all taking place at Canadian educational institutions — Bayview Elementary in Vancouver, Humber College in Toronto and the University of Victoria.

“These are among the first major cross laminated timber 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,” said Chris Kalesnikoff, chief operating officer of Kalesnikoff.

“This is just the beginning of this next phase of our company as the use of mass timber in North American continues to expand.”

Kalesnikoff was selected for these important projects through an open competitive procurement process.

RELATED: Kalesnikoff CFO recognized as lumber industry leader

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 8 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 over 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.

Kalesnikoff’s mass timber facility was constructed in 2019 with a building and equipment price tag of $35 million.

The 110,000 square foot (10,200 square metre) facility was built next to the company’s Kootenay Innovative Wood facility near the Playmor Junction.

READ MORE: Equipment arrives for Kalesnikoff mass timber facility

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Interior Health reports three additional COVID-19 cases in region

The number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic are now at 492

Trail Kiwanians wrap up $10,000 hospital donation

The new KBRH emergency department opened its doors a few weeks ago

LeRoi Foundation donates to hospital in Trail

$5,000 comes to KBRH via Community Foundations Canada and ECSF

Trail market goes garlic

The event goes Saturday in downtown Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kootenay teachers’ union going to labour relations board over COVID-19 related work conditions

Union issues open letter to premier, education minister, health minister and Dr. Bonnie Henry.

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Most Read