New Case Study: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

The Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge is the first recreational facility built for northwest Calgary; it serves a community of more than 100,000 residents. The curvilinear design of the facility was inspired by the rolling foothills of the surrounding landscape. Glulam timber is the primary structural component. This versatile material allowed for a geometrically complex design at considerably less

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15th Annual Community Recognition Awards

  This is the 15th year that Wood WORKS! BC has recognized and celebrated the successes of communities around the province which have built projects using wood. The nomination form for the 2019 Community Recognition Awards is available online HERE. If you know of a wood structure that was completed by a local government in the last three years, please consider

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NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources

NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources Wood WORKS! BC with the assistance of the Canadian Wood Council has expanded its website to include a special section highlighting fire resources to help support and advance design and building with wood. The new section, titled Fire Safety and Security, includes fire studies and statistics from both industry and academia, construction site fire

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NEW Case Study: Industrial Buildings

NEW! Case Study on Wood in Commercial Buildings Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on commercial buildings. This case study examines two wood buildings, both with primary retail commercial occupancies, but which employ different mass timber products to achieve very different effects. Askew’s Uptown Supermarket in Salmon Arm, BC, features an expansive nail-laminated

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