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UBC Branches Out Into Tall Wood Structures Using BIMOctober 20, 2016

Tall wood structures have been cropping up all over the news lately. Although it can be off-putting to designers that current building regulations can limit how tall these...

COFI Launches Community Photo ContestOctober 7, 2016

The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) with media partner Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) Magazine announced the launch of a photo contest that celebrates the importance of the...

Wood WORKS! BC awards local B.C. governments for leadership in wood use in community projectsSeptember 30, 2016

Wood WORKS! BC has announced the winners of the 2016 Community Recognition Awards. The awards are presented annually to local governments that have been exemplary advocates...

Great Bear Rainforest Inducted into Queens Commonwealth CanopySeptember 26, 2016

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will officially pronounce the Great Bear Rainforest part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The initiative was launched in 2015 to create a...

National Forest Week: Forest Practices Board Info BulletinSeptember 22, 2016

Did you know B.C. is the only jurisdiction in the world with an independent watchdog to provide oversight on forest planning and practices? 

In celebration of National Forest...

UBC Announcement: Structure of Tall Wood Building CompleteSeptember 15, 2016

Today, Federal and provincial government representatives joined UBC at the Brock Commons tall wood student residence site to celebrate the completion of the mass timber structure,...

UBC wood tower a game-changer for constructionAugust 10, 2016

A student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia could set a new precedent for wooden towers in Canada. The 18-storey Brock Commons is intended to show...

New Video by the BC Log and Timber Building AssociationJuly 22, 2016

The BC Log and Timber Building Association recently published a new video promoting the many job opportunities the log and timber industry in British Columbia.  

UBC's Timber Tower Starts to RiseJune 8, 2016

Construction on the University of British Columbia's landmark, 18-storey, mass-timber Brock Commons student residence has begun. This week, contractors began trucking in wood...

Governor General’s Medals Reward Innovation in Wood DesignMay 20, 2016

The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture for 2016 include two B.C. projects using innovative mass timber structures, the...

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