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Technology Meets TraditionFebruary 10, 2020

A First Nations forester is combining traditional knowledge with new technologies, such as light detection and ranging (LiDAR),...

Wood is Good for Wellbeing and HealthJanuary 27, 2020

With research showing that wood lowers stress reactivity, an increasing number of health-care facilities are incorporating wood to provide patients and visitors with a warm, natural...

Wellness Benefits with WoodJanuary 20, 2020

B.C.-based research on the health benefits of timber buildings suggests the visual presence of wood could have a positive impact on stress and well-being.

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Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and Critical Care Tower Featured on Wood Innovates BCJanuary 2, 2020

The bold, striking use of wood throughout the space — uncommon in such health-care settings— softens the hospital’s institutional feel and creates a calm, stress-reducing connection...

On the Move with B.C. WoodDecember 16, 2019

Wood’s resilience, versatility, durability and thermal characteristics provide valuable benefits as a building material in transit infrastructure. For travellers, the use of exposed...

Naturally Wood Continuing Education Units Now AvailableDecember 4, 2019

British Columbia wood and mass timber is being used in innovative building design and construction solutions throughout the province. Learn about the latest wood design and...

Prince George Airport Expansion Featured on Wood Innovates BCDecember 2, 2019

With its wide-ranging use of different wood species, the Prince George Airport demonstrates how a high-traffic building can benefit from the resilience,...

Wood is a Strong Performer in Pools and Ice Arenas November 28, 2019

Municipalities are discovering wood is a valuable material when constructing indoor swimming pools and ice arenas. Wood offers a warm aesthetic, tolerability to humidity in addition...

Strong RootsNovember 15, 2019

Wood and mass timber use in community, civic and recreational aquatic facilities throughout B.C. is growing. ...

Trout Lake Ice Rink Featured on Wood Innovates BCNovember 12, 2019

Located in John Hendry Park in east Vancouver, this ice rink was the first phase in the replacement of an aging community centre facility. The rink served as a practice facility for...

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