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New Case Study: UBCO Fitness and Wellness CentreJuly 16, 2013

The University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) is located in the south-central community of Kelowna in BC۪s interior. The new UBCO Fitness and Wellness Centre (FWC) is the...

TED Talk: Michael Green - Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers July 9, 2013

Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of _ wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to...

SABMAG Award Winning Project - The SchoolhouseJune 27, 2013

Through the renovation and conversion of a historic structure, this project has created a dramatic, modern and sustainable building. The project took a redundant 1940s schoolhouse,...

New Video: Wood - An Integral Part of a Net-Positive BuildingJune 18, 2013

CIRS is expected to be UBC's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Building, and is on track to receive Living Building Challenge recognition. It is...

B.C. Celebrates Day of Forests with Seven-Billionth Tree June 10, 2013

To commemorate the International Day of Forests, B.C. has planted its seven-billionth tree at the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest on March 21, 2013, according to the Minister of...

Introduction to Lateral Design of Wood Structures for Building OfficialsJune 5, 2013

This workshop is specifically for Building Officials who work in high seismic zones such as the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. In direct consultation and at the request of the...

Guide for Designing Energy-Efficient Building EnclosuresApril 15, 2013

The Guide for Designing Energy-Efficient Building Enclosures for Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in Marine to Cold Climate Zones in North America serves two...

2012 Wood Solutions Fair VideosApril 3, 2013

The 2012 Wood Solutions Fair in Vancouver experienced a record attendance of more than 1,100 architects, engineers, building designers, contractors, construction technologists,...

Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince GeorgeMarch 22, 2013

Construction on the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) will begin Spring 2013 and incorporate a 100% wood structure, using a full complement of wood from all corners of...

New Case Study: Wood in Higher EducationMarch 15, 2013

The amount and variety of wood in building construction is increasing at UBC, and wood is becoming integral to the character and identity of UBC۪s Vancouver campus. Engineered wood...

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