Education

COFI now accepting applications for the 2018 Forestry Scholarship

Forestry jobs continue to be a promising and rewarding career choice for British Columbians. To encourage young people in the interior of BC to choose a professional, technical or trades career in the forest sector, the Council of Forest Industries will be awarding ten $1,500 entrance scholarship to students planning to attend an interior post-secondary institutions in the fall of 2018 or the second semester of 2019.

Join naturally:wood and over 800 design and building professionals at the 2017 Wood Solutions Conference

The 2017 Wood Solutions Conference takes place today at the Vancouver Convention Centre, presented by Wood WORKS! BC and the Canadian Wood Council.

This interactive educational event showcases the latest innovations and trends in architectural and structural wood design.

Learn more about the Wood Solutions Conference

New videos on Brock Commons available

Students are now living in Brock Commons Tallwood House, the world’s tallest mass timber hybrid building at the University of British Columbia. Located in Vancouver, B.C., the student residence has proven the case for tall wood buildings.

Watch our latest videos on Brock Commons to learn about the benefits of building with wood, and to see how the wood structure went up just over nine weeks. 

Chapter 1: Overview

Wood WORKS! B.C. Large Wood Structures Symposium

The Large Wood Structures Symposium Bigger, Better, Faster is a one-day event with a program designed to inspire and educate designers and builders about how new technologies have made way for traditional mass wood products to be used in non-traditional applications.

Date - Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time - 8:00 am 4:45 pm (followed by a reception until 6:15 pm)
Location - Vancouver Convention Centre (West)

 

2012 Wood Solutions Fair Videos

The 2012 Wood Solutions Fair in Vancouver experienced a record attendance of more than 1,100 architects, engineers, building designers, contractors, construction technologists, specifiers, students and professors, and wood products exhibitors. The annual event attracted respected national and international speakers sharing the latest innovations and trends in wood design and construction.

View the 2012 Wood Solutions Fair interviews with three of the presenters:

Introduction to Lateral Design of Wood Structures for Building Officials

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 Building Officials' Association of BC, the Canadian Wood Council and Wood WORKS! BC have tailored this workshop to meet the needs of building officials faced with administering the ever-increasing numbers of building permits needing lateral design engineering.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel

3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC

Breakfast & Registration: 8:00am

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