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1620 Main Street East

1620 mainSt E Hamillton cross laminated timber CLT affordable housing Ontario

Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Owner/Operator: CityHousing Hamilton
Architects: mcCallumSather
Construction: Melloul Blamey
Mass Timber Manufacturer Element5

1620 Main Street East is a proposed 6-storey affordable housing development for women and their children. When complete It will provide 42 apartments, with a little over half being deeply affordable rent geared-to-income units, and the remaining units offering moderately affordable ‘half-market’ rent. The building will be CityHousing Hamilton’s first mass timber project. Mass timber uses sustainably harvested wood in cross laminated timber (CLT) panels for almost the entirety of the structure.  Like most of CityHousing Hamilton’s projects this building will be certified under passive house international standards which will make it one of the most energy efficient buildings in all of Hamilton, ensuring low operating costs and almost zero greenhouse gas emissions for the life of the building.  The project has received a $10.8 million in federal funding its Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI)

HGC is responsible for comprehensive design input to achieve sound transmission (ASTC) compliance of suite-demising separations with respect to Ontario Building Code requirements. Suite-demising assemblies and junction details will be separately assessed and, where necessary, modeled to verify the theoretical acoustical performance of both the demising assembly and adjacent constructions.

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