Wood Innovates BC

Home to one of the world’s most sustainable and globally-competitive forest sectors, British Columbia is actively taking steps to advance the use of wood and establish B.C. as an internationally recognized centre of excellence for wood innovation, and a showcase for local forest products in wood construction, interior design and daily living.

Wood Innovates BC profiles the latest B.C. expertise, wood design resources, events and workshops, to encourage exchange on technological developments, research, building and manufacturing efficiencies and innovations.

Forest Products Industry Support
Marketing and business development services

Become more competitive through improved business planning, increased marketing capacity, adoption of new technology in manufacturing, and enhanced product development and design by utilizing services offered by BC Wood Specialties Group.

Product development support

Obtain product development, design, protoyping and testing support, including modifying manufacturing processes to accommodate new or improved products, through UBC's Centre for Advanced Wood Processing.

Research, development and technical support

Effectively produce and market wood-based products and construction materials through consultation with FPInnovations

Architect & Engineer Support
Construction and building system support

Consult with project and construction advisors, free of charge, on wood building systems.

Product support

Contact product-specific technical advisors free of charge for upcoming projects.

Resource Toolkit

    Carbon Calculator

    With growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, building designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. The Carbon Calculator is a free tool that evaluates the carbon footprint of a wood building and provides results that include carbon storage and avoided emissions.

    B.C. Supplier Directory

    British Columbia wood product suppliers offer a wide range of high-quality wood in both construction and appearance grades. Manufacturers in B.C. deliver a variety of commodity and specialized wood products – from dimensional lumber, engineered, mass timber and speciality products, to furniture, doors and windows, pulp, paper and pellets.

    Image Library

    The B.C. forest industry can download and use any of over 2,000 high-quality professional photographs at no charge for upcoming projects.

    Nail-laminated Timber (NLT) Guide

    Free detailed expert advice is available within this guide available to download free of charge that provides inspiration and direction to ensure safe, predictable, and economical use of NLT, including practical strategies and guidance with lessons learned from real-life projects.

    Project Gallery

    Our comprehensive Project Gallery contains quick access to a large database of projects. Each profile contains a detailed overview of the project as well as the wood used to achieve the end result.

    Architect’s Toolkit

    A free toolkit available to order online designed for architects’ needs that includes 11 different samples of B.C. wood species and three wood products: cross-laminated timber, orientated structure board and plywood. 

    Events Calendar

    This calendar provides a comprehensive listing of monthly events within British Columbia targeted at all industries and associations that use wood products.

    Resources

    • Carbon Calculator

      With growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, building designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. The Carbon Calculator is a free tool that evaluates the carbon footprint of a wood building and provides results that include carbon storage and avoided emissions.

      B.C. Supplier Directory

      British Columbia wood product suppliers offer a wide range of high-quality wood in both construction and appearance grades. Manufacturers in B.C. deliver a variety of commodity and specialized wood products – from dimensional lumber, engineered, mass timber and speciality products, to furniture, doors and windows, pulp, paper and pellets.

      Image Library

      The B.C. forest industry can download and use any of over 2,000 high-quality professional photographs at no charge for upcoming projects.

      Nail-laminated Timber (NLT) Guide

      Free detailed expert advice is available within this guide available to download free of charge that provides inspiration and direction to ensure safe, predictable, and economical use of NLT, including practical strategies and guidance with lessons learned from real-life projects.

      Project Gallery

      Our comprehensive Project Gallery contains quick access to a large database of projects. Each profile contains a detailed overview of the project as well as the wood used to achieve the end result.

      Architect’s Toolkit

      A free toolkit available to order online designed for architects’ needs that includes 11 different samples of B.C. wood species and three wood products: cross-laminated timber, orientated structure board and plywood. 

      Events Calendar

      This calendar provides a comprehensive listing of monthly events within British Columbia targeted at all industries and associations that use wood products.