A recent BCIC Ignite Award could change how commercial wooden buildings are built

October 13, 2017

This week the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) announced the four winners of the third BCIC Ignite Awards.

“BCIC Ignite brings researchers together with industry to help grow our innovation economy and create jobs for British Columbians,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs Trade and Technology, who attended the Ignite event. “Congratulations to all four award winners. Your collaboration will help propel B.C. innovation in the areas of environmental protection, advanced commercial construction, wastewater treatment and neurodegenerative disorders.”

The Structural Engineering award was presented to Robert Malczyk, Principal, Equilibrium Consulting, Dr. Thomas Tannert, UNBC and Matheo Duerfeld, CEO, BC Passive House, for their project which aims to change how commercial wooden buildings are built with wood-based prefabricated timber panels.

To learn more about the project watch the video

The Ignite Awards help bring innovative technology to market by funding industry-academic partnerships. The BC Innovation Council, a Crown agency of the Government of B.C., is focused on strengthening the B.C. economy through market driven innovation and technology.