Lucas Epp Vancouver, BC
Engineer - Structural, Computational Design
Has Experience with these building types:
Assembly (Worship, Restaurant, Theater), Business (Office), Civic (Recreational), Educational, Factory/Industrial, Government, Hotel/Motel, Institutional, Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos), Transportation (Airports, Train or Subway Stations)
Has Experience with these material types:
Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT), Dowel-Laminated Timber (DLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Heavy Timber Decking, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete), Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL), Wood-Concrete Composite Systems, Light-Frame
Has experience with these construction types:
I-A, I-B, II-A, II-B, III-A, III-B, IV-A, IV-B, IV-C, IV-HT, V-A, V-B
Lucas Epp is a structural engineer with significant mass timber experience across North America. He is passionate about timber engineering and has built a team at StructureCraft of more than 30 structural engineers and computational designers hailing from around the world. Prior to his return to Vancouver, Lucas spent 7 formative years abroad working in London, China, and New Zealand. With a strong creative bent, his expertise with complex geometry and Rhino/Grasshopper has led him to be involved in projects where synergy between architecture and structure drives the design.
At StructureCraft, Lucas has led the engineering and delivery of many signature mass timber structures, including T3 Minneapolis and the recently completed University of Idaho Basketball Arena, one of America’s first freeform timber arenas. He spearheaded the launch of dowel laminated timber (DLT) and was responsible for technical development and the design of a new manufacturing line to produce this product.
Lucas has lectured across the USA and Canada, and has taught at the Architectural Association, ETH Zurich, Imperial College, and the University of British Columbia. He is involved in several code committees including CSA O86 and the ICC Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings, is an author of the Nail Laminated Timber Design Guide and is currently involved in writing a new Mass Timber Floor Vibration Design Guide with WoodWorks.