Wood Innovates BC

Join naturally:wood at the 2018 BUILDEX Vancouver tradeshow & conference

Join us as naturally:wood hosts the Wood Products Showcase February 14 & 15 at BUILDEX Vancouver—Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the construction, architecture and interior design industries.

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The Shore Featured on Wood Innovates BC

Located a few blocks from the North Vancouver waterfront, The Shore is a multi-building residential development including both five and six-storey wood-frame buildings constructed over a single storey concrete parking garage.

In keeping with its desire to optimize the economy, efficiency and performance of its residential buildings, Adera has used the successive phases of The Shore to explore and evaluate different wood construction techniques. This has further affirmed the place of wood-frame construction in the most discerning sector of the multifamily residential market.

2018 Community Recognition Awards recipients announced at UBCM

Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized today at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Whistler. Five local governments were presented with awards for use of wood in their community projects by Wood WORKS! BC. The City of Surrey, Township of Langley, Village of Radium Hot Springs, Village of Hazleton and Town of Smithers were all recognized as being exemplary advocates for wood.

Now available: Brock Commons - Performance Overview case study

The final in a series of detailed case studies on the tallest mass timber hybrid buildings in the world is now available. This performance overview of the 18-storey Brock Commons Tallwood House at UBC assesses a wide range of factors, from the structural elements standards and fabrication, the building envelope and building systems, to durability and fire and moisture protection.

2018 Winners Announced for 14th Annual Wood Design Awards in B.C.

Honouring excellence in wood building and design, the awards gala hosted by WoodWORKS! BC recognized the recent outstanding work highlighted in 14 categories this year. The 18-storey Brock Commons Tallwood House received a record three awards, including the Engineer Award, the Architect Award and the Wood Innovation Award. Nomination categories featured projects of all types and sizes.

B.C. forest professionals recognized for outstanding contributions at annual ABCFP conference

The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) presented awards to eight forest professionals from Victoria, Clearwater, Houston, Nelson, and Port McNeill for their contributions to the forest stewardship and the sustainable management of BC’s forests. The awards were presented during the association’s annual conference February 22 in Victoria. Two individuals were also named honorary members for their outstanding contributions to forestry and the profession.

B.C. douglas-fir glulam beams used at the CEPT University Workshop in Ahmedabad, India

B.C.’s wood product technology and building expertise helped build the recently completed Centre of Excellence Workshop, a 13,000 sq ft building that houses workshops for students of architecture and design at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India. The building features a mix of coastal and interior species from B.C. in both structural and appearance applications and is one of the first large-scale commercial demonstration in India to use long-span glulam beams.



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