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2016 Wood Design Awards in B.C.March 1, 2016

More than 350 distinguished design and building professionals, including architects, engineers, designers, project teams, industry sponsors and guests, gathered to honour the...

BUILDEX session explores expanding world of wood buildingsFebruary 26, 2016

B.C. seems to be topping out when it comes to tall wood structures, with roughly 250 wood buildings built, under construction or planned in the province. At the University of B.C.,...

2016 Wood Design Awards in BC Nominees AnnouncedFebruary 15, 2016

Wood WORKS! BC recently announced the nominees for the 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC. There are 103 nominations in 13 categories, showcasing innovation and distinctive design using...

Globally significant landmark agreement reachedFebruary 1, 2016

VANCOUVER First Nations, environmental groups and coastal forest industry representatives joined the Province today to celebrate achieving ecosystem-based management in the Great...

New wood construction technology has local elements in Lakeside Resort expansionJanuary 27, 2016

A desire on the part of Penticton Lakeside Resort۪s managing group to create a meaningful piece of architecture that could contribute to the quality of the community is reason...

2016 International Wood SymposiumJanuary 4, 2016

The 2016 International Wood Symposium is a comprehensive one-day event specifically tailored for design and building industry professionals, from design teams to building officials...

New Factsheet: Sustainable Industry, Sustainable Products December 31, 2015

The Coast Forest Products Association has developed a factsheet regarding forestry's role in the fight against climate change.

British Columbia's coastal forest industry...

B.C. Wood Products in the Spotlight in ChinaDecember 21, 2015

A Chinese company,Longhua Wooden Products Co., Ltd., manufactures a wide range of furniture, wood panels and landscaping architecture products at two factories in Dalian.

The...

City of Vancouver Advances Toward Zero-Emission Green BuildingsDecember 10, 2015

An 85-unit six-storey wood apartment is being built on the corner of Skeena and East Hastings streets in Vancouver. When complete it will be the largest Passive House building in...

Biofuel Innovation from Forest-Industry WasteDecember 9, 2015

The University of British Columbia (UBC) estimates sustainable aviation biofuel could reduce CO2 emissions by 1 million tons per year. As such, UBC and the Canadian aviation...

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