Tall Wood Survey: WIDC Bulletin

The Government of British Columbia’s Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in the City of Prince George showcases BC’s expertise and global reputation as a leader in wood design and advanced wood product applications.

The 29.5m tall, six-storey building is one of the world’s tallest modern wood buildings.

The project was delivered under a design-build agreement with the Crown Corporation, Partnerships BC acting as the owner’s representative. The building was designed and constructed utilizing a broad range of traditional and advanced techniques.

The project incorporates a number of wood products including cross-laminated timber (CLT), glulam beams and columns, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), parallel strand lumber (PSL), oriented strand board (OSB), plywood, and dimension lumber.

Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC)
Photo credit: Ed White Photographics
Tall Wood Survey Bulletin Lessons Learned

Proposed occupancies include academic classrooms, offices and laboratory for the lower floors and commercial uses for the upper floors.