The CWC provides technical and knowledge transfer services relating to building codes, standards and regulations. Get support with building codes, design standards, product standards, test standards and market development.
Contact product-specific technical advisors free of charge for upcoming projects.
APA – The Engineered Wood Association
The APA Product Support Help Desk, a free service, is available to answer your questions pertaining to the specification and application of engineered wood products and systems. Staffed by specialists who have the knowledge to address a diverse range of inquiries related to engineered wood.
Provides the construction industry with the information it needs on WRCLA cedar products, their specifications and proper use. Connect with programs on product quality and standards as well as research and new product development.
Product development + manufacturing operations management
Obtain advice on product development, design, prototyping, testing support and lean manufacturing processes to accommodate new or improved products.
Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
CAWP is Canada’s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP offers a wide range of training courses, professional e-learning programs, in-plant training, product development, and manufacturing improvement services.
Become more competitive through improved business planning and increased marketing capacity.
BC Wood Specialties Group
BC Wood provides marketing assessments to small and medium value-added manufacturers that identify improvements, new marketing activities that should be considered, recommendations on how to accelerate marketing strategies and improve branding and messaging. The association also offers marketing programs, which include cost-shared participation in international tradeshows and events, out-going and incoming trade missions, lead generation, and networking opportunities.
There is a robust body of research and evidence to support the performance and safety of wood products and building systems.
Think Wood Research Library
Research at your fingertips on building systems of mass timber, heavy timber and mid-rise light-frame construction covering topics such as acoustics and vibrations, fire and energy performance and site construction management.
The School of Engineering’s Okanagan campus research cluster, Urban Infrastructure and Green Construction, includes research on wood-based hybrid building design and multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall wood buildings.
The Department of Civil Engineering’s BIM TOPiCS Lab develops tools and techniques to formalize the underlying knowledge required for digital decision support systems for the design, construction and operation of buildings.
The Faculty of Engineering’s Green Structures and Materials
The Faculty of Engineering’s Green Structures and Materials research group develops technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures, including high-performance, energy-efficient building envelopes, wood structures and bio-based construction materials.