The world’s tallest wood building with 18 storeys and measuring about 174 feet in height has been constructed at the University of British Columbia in Canada, four months ahead of schedule, the varsity said.

The mass wood structure and facade has been completed for University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Brock Commons student residence.

The structure, showcasing the advantages of building with wood, was completed less than 70 days after the prefabricated components were first delivered to the site.

Construction will now focus on interior elements, with completion expected in early May 2017 – 18 per cent (or four months) faster than a typical project. The building is expected to welcome more than 400 students in September next year.