BC Passive House

Based in Pemberton, British Columbia, BC Passive House (BCPH), is a prefabrication company specializing in the construction of high-performance panelized building systems and specialized structural panels, including those using cross-laminated timber (CLT), dowel-laminated timber (DLT), and nail-laminated timber (NLT) heavy timber packages. BCPH brings its expertise in Passive House construction to every project.  Working out of a 38,000-ft2, state-of-the-art processing facility allows fabrication to occur in a controlled building environment, increasing precision, quality control, and efficiency.

Construction drawings are done in-house using Cadwork design software. Cadwork links our shop drawings to robotic wood-cutting equipment.  This technology offers unprecedented design and economic opportunities and places BCPH at the forefront of the newly emerging market for precision timber construction.  The ability to create 3D drawings assists in developing concepts, increasing precision, creating accurate pricing, identifying potential problems and solutions prior to construction, and facilitating coordination and timing between different trades on-site, as well as optimizing materials for less waste.

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BCPH’s team is composed of expert tradespeople, including master carpenters who are highly skilled in all aspects of construction, from project management to framing, heavy timber work, sustainable construction techniques, building science, code compliance, and drafting.  BCPH’s commitment to skills development ensures that the team is encouraged and supported to excel and expand their talents through mentorship, education, and training sessions.  BCPH’s location in Pemberton has offered a unique opportunity to create a multicultural team with employees from around the world, including Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. These employees bring with them skills and techniques from all of their home countries, exposing our team to techniques used around the world.

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The expertise and experience behind BCPH’s team makes it possible to work hand-in-hand with each project team to find solutions that meet a project’s design, structural, and budget requirements, allowing even the most challenging designs to be realized on-site.  BCPH has brought to fruition a broad range of projects, including new construction, high profile architecturally oriented ones, and those with limited budgets.  No matter the size or budget of a project, the BCPH team prides itself in delivering a cost-effective, quality-oriented product.

Author: Matheo Dürfeld
Categories: Pre-Fab, Building Science