Shanggu Shuijun – A Wood Truss Hybrid Project
Shanggu Shuijun (上谷水郡) is a commercial residential project located in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. Its total construction area is 1.3 million m2, consisting of eight phases of construction. For the first phase, there are 115 townhouses (over 400 units), which are concrete structures with wood-truss roofs. The total construction area is about 60,000 m2, consuming more than 2,000 m3 of Canadian SPF. Construction started in June, 2016.
In the beginning, the reason the developer considered wood truss technologies is the significant speed of wood construction, coupled with its safety and beauty. In addition, prefabricated wood-truss roofing systems is in line with the recently issued national prefabrication policy.
Canada Wood China helped the developer understand that wood can be well suited for structural applications. The developer wants to use the wood-truss as a way to experience lumber as a new building material. To date, their experience with wood-frame construction has been good and they are considering to continue using the “concrete frame + wood roof” solution for Phase II, adding ten or more pure 3-storey wood-frame townhouses. During the construction, Canada Wood technical experts continue to provide technical support.
To use prefabricated wood trusses, the builder, Wuhan Bodique Construction Company, built up a temporary prefabrication factory just beside the job-site to manufacture the trusses and transport to job-site easily. Chen Dilong, the general Manager of the builder said this is the most efficient and cost-saving way to apply into the current industry.