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Welcome to UBC Timber Engineering
and Applied Mechanics (TEAM)

Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics (TEAM) Laboratory is a research group in the Faculty of Forestry specializing in research within the timber building technology which comprises engineering, wood science and architecture. Accordingly, TEAM focuses on comprehensive research on the performance evaluation of wood buildings and their structural components including various connection systems. Furthermore, our research contributes to the new building technology development and its standardization which encourages the Canadian forest product industry.

TEAM is composed of graduate students, skilled researchers, and experienced technicians who are led by Prof. Frank Lam in collaboration with Prof. Ricardo O. Foschi. The world-class reputation of the professors has helped TEAM to build close relationships with international timber building technology research institutes in Asia and Europe.