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.

Discover our resources and factsheets, including an introduction to Wood Innovates BC, a new one-stop platform providing resources to drive innovation in wood design, building and manufacturing.

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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.

Celebrating International Day of Forests

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 Columbia (B.C.), Canada, is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management. About 95% of B.C.’s forests are publicly owned and less than 1% of the forested land is harvested each year—land that is promptly reforested with native species. Sustainable resource management ensures that our forests continue to be a source of jobs and green building products now and in the future.

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.

 

Join award-winning designers in an evening of storytelling around the art of furniture making

Hosted by Western Living (WL) magazine, designers Toby Barratt, Brent Comber and Kate Duncan join WL editorial director Anicka Quin on January 29 at True Confessions of a Furniture Maker. They will share their insights on the process of custom design, including expertise around installations, working with other trades as well as awareness of code and safety issues.

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