The award-winning Neil Campbell Rowing Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario, plays host to major rowing events, including the 2024 World Rowing Championships. It also provides year-round fitness and rowing training for Canadian athletes. Designed by MJMA Architecture & Design & Raimondo Associates Architects Ltd, the building boasts an innovative mass timber composite roof, manufactured by Sansin partner Nordic Structures. Spanning 62 feet – the longest manufactured in Canada – the CLT panels extend in one direction with glulam acting as a “web” to engage them in tension and compression. The roof structure is supported on slender steel columns and CLT shear walls. The design serves to seamlessly connect the athletes to the water and to meet both Net-Zero Energy Design and Zero-Carbon Emissions benchmarks. To protect the wood and showcase its beauty, a comprehensive system of Sansin coatings was applied to the mass timber, including: KP-12UVW, Precision Coat SDF Topcoat in washed white, and Precision Coat SDF Topcoat in clear.
PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT
Precision Coat KP-12
Adaptable wood protection for industrial applications.
Dramatically improves topcoat performance for timbers, dimensional laminated lumber and engineered wood, while also protecting wood during construction. Can be used as the first coat of an architectural coating system.
Precision Coat SDF Topcoat
Enhanced protection offering a satin finish.
SDF Topcoat is a durable top-coat system that can be applied to any SDF base coat system – for substrates including siding, logs, and timbers.