This is a comprehensive one-day international symposium designed to inspire and educate senior architects, structural engineers, design and construction professionals about how new technologies in wood products have opened the door to uncharted and unconventional design possibilities. World-class experts and industry leaders will present the research currently taking place, outline innovative wood applications as well as highlight some mass timber projects constructed in other parts of the globe.
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Symposium Sessions: 8:15am - 4:45pm
The Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in downtown Prince George, British Columbia is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2014. The six-storey plus mechanical penthouse structure will include research facilities and classroom space for the University of Northern BC as well as office space for future tenants.
When completed, the WIDC will be the tallest contemporary wood building in North America, building on B.C.'s expertise and global reputation as an innovative leader in wood construction, engineered wood products and design.
A study of thousands of B.C. fires by Surrey Fire Chief shows wood is just as safe as concrete for homes and apartments. The study looked at five types of residential construction used in homes, hotels, and apartment buildings from combustible construction exposed wood joists and wood trusses to protected non-combustible construction using protected steel or concrete.
In recognition that March 21st was the 2nd annual World Wood Day, Canadian Wood Council marked the occasion with the launch of a new online resource entitled Wood Facts. The initiative helps to ensure that the Canadian build and design community have the information and resources they need to make informed decisions about building 5- and 6-storey mid-rise wood buildings.
10 years of Wood Design Awards in B.C. is celebrated in a retrospective video developed by Wood WORKS! BC. This video recognizes the wood design and innovation in the past decade and highlights projects, architects, engineers and other wood champions.
WithB.C. softwood and hardwood species info, technical details about wood materials, building ideas and case studies,the online Toolkit is a one-stop resource for B.C. wood products.
The Building Green with Wood Toolkit is a resource when considering building rating systems, codes and any other green۪-related initiatives.
British Columbia۪s productive forests are a rich and diverse source of wood fibre, including species unique to this western-most region of Canada. These versatile, high-quality woods are available in construction and appearance grades for structural and finishing applications.
A new resource has been developed by Wood WORKS! BC:21st Century Wood Design, Building and Construction Solutions aprimer for contractors and builders.
This comprehensivepublication provides an overview of a new generation of wood building products, systems and techniques which are making bigger, taller and more complex wood buildings possible. This B.C. publication showcases where innovative wood products have been used in recent projects in B.C. and answers common questions.
The completion of the Critical Care Tower (CCT) at Surrey Memorial Hospital provides strong evidence that Canada۪s healthcare sector now recognizes the important role that can be played by wood in the creation of healing environments.
Scientists have now confirmed that this sensationof relaxation in the presence of nature is theresult of a physiological change, a reduction in thelevel of stress-related hormones produced by ourbody۪s sympathetic nervous system (SNS).