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12-storey residential building in Esquimalt will be built with timber modulesApril 26, 2018

A 12-storey, 83-unit prefabricated residential building at Constance Avenue and Admirals Road was given the green light by Esquimalt council after a public hearing this week. The...

WoodWORKS! BC Releases Mid-Rise Best Practice Guide April 25, 2018

This case study features five buildings, representative of the diverse and varied application of new techniques and best practices for five- and six-storey wood-frame construction...

StructureCraft featured for innovative work with mass timber April 24, 2018

Online media outlet TreeHugger has highlighted the work of B.C. company StructureCraft Builders and their manufacturing of Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT). The article showcases the...

Timbre Tonewood supplies luthiers with top quality B.C. cedar, spruce and mapleApril 17, 2018

B.C. company Timbre Tonewood was recently featured on CBC's North By Northwest, highlighting their work supplying guitar-tops to companies in Canada and overseas.  The...

Wood Innovates BC drives innovation in wood design, building and manufacturingApril 12, 2018

This one-stop platform, hosted by naturally:wood, profiles the latest B.C. expertise, wood design resources, events and workshops, to...

Winners of the 2018 Awards for Engineering Excellence AnnouncedApril 11, 2018

Fast + Epp was honoured at the 29th Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala for Brock Commons Tallwood House. They were presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for...

Discover how to build smart with fire risk mitigation in new residential constructionApril 6, 2018

Hosted by BC Housing in collaboration with industry partners, this training workshop held on April 17 will demonstrate cutting edge construction safety practices,...

B.C. invests $7.8 million to continue advancing wood use and growing global marketsApril 5, 2018

The Government of B.C. is investing $7.8 million to promote the use of B.C. wood, advance wood building systems and products, and expand global markets. B.C.’s Minster of Jobs,...

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Why Wood? A look at Vancouver's skytrain stationsMarch 22, 2018

A recent blog post by Perkins+Will discusses how they were early adopters of innovative uses of wood during the design and construction of numerous skytain stations across metro...

Celebrating International Day of ForestsMarch 21, 2018

Today, countries around the world are acknowledging International Day of Forests. By meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations, British...

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