Wood Innovates BC

Home to one of the world’s most sustainable and globally-competitive forest sectors, British Columbia is actively taking steps to advance the use of wood and establish B.C. as a globally recognized centre of excellence for wood innovation, and a showcase for local forest products in wood construction, interior design and daily living.

About Wood Innovates BC

Wood Innovates BC profiles the latest B.C. expertise, wood design resources, events and workshops, to encourage exchange on technological developments, research, building and manufacturing efficiencies and innovations.

Partners include University of British Columbia’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture (SALA); FPInnovations; BC Wood; Wood WORKS! BC; and University of Northern British Columbia and other design, building and manufacturing associations and commercial organizations. 

Featured Tools

Carbon Calculator - Developed by research organization FPInnovations, the Carbon Calculator helps to quantify the benefits of building with wood including carbon storage and avoided emissions.

Nail-laminated Timber (NLT) Guide - A free downloadable guide that provides inspiration and direction to ensure safe, predictable, and economical use of NLT, including practical strategies and guidance with lessons learned from real-life projects.

B.C. Supplier Directory - A comprehensive database of British Columbia forest product suppliers available for buyers.

Research, Development & Marketing Support for the Forest Products Industry

  • Become more competitive through improved business planning, increased marketing capacity, adoption of new technology in manufacturing, and enhanced product development and design by using BC Wood Marketing & Business Development Services.  
  • Join other manufacturers, artisans, architects and designers, share information and brainstorm in a relaxed and informal atmosphere at CAWP's Outside the Box monthly events.  
  • Obtain product development, design, protoyping and testing support, including modifying manufacturing processes to accommodate new or improved products, through UBC's Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
  • Acquire research, development and technical support to effectively produce and market wood-based products and construction materials through FPInnovations