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21st Century Wood Design, Building and Construction Solutions – A primer for contractors and builders

NEW RESOURCE JUST RELEASED BY WOOD WORKS! BC

21st Century Wood Design, Building and Construction Solutions – A primer for contractors and builders. This comprehensive yet concise publication 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.

To receive a free hard-copy by mail, please e-mail Bob Brown (Vancouver Island) or Bill Billups (BC Mainland).

Ontario Mid Rise

One Step Closer to Wood Midrise Buildings in Ontario!

Ontario Wood WORKS! and the Canadian Wood Council are Pleased with the Government of Ontario’s announcement March 20th that it will move ahead with proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code to allow for the use of wood-frame construction in buildings of up to six-storeys.

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Wood Design Award Winners in BC

2014 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood building and design

Monday, March 3, 2014 10 years of Wood Design Awards in B.C. were celebrated by more than 350 distinguished design and building professionals this evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), including architects, structural engineers, project teams, local government, industry sponsors and guests. Nominees and winners of the Wood WORKS! BC 2014 Wood Design Awards were honoured and recognized, as were those who have participated in the Wood Design Awards in B.C. during the past decade.

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CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO VIDEO OF THE WINNING PROJECTS
CLICK HERE FOR A 10 YR RETROSPECTIVE VIDEO – WOOD DESIGN AWARDS IN BC

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Live Webcam of the construction of UNBC’s WIDC

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Wood Innovation & Design Centre
The Wood Innovation & Design Centre will be an iconic multi-use wood building in the heart of downtown Prince George. The building will house academic and research programs from UNBC focused on advanced building systems, engineered wood products, interior wood design and applications, and other value-added wood products.

About This Project
The WIDC will promote expertise in advanced building systems, engineered wood products, interior wood design and applications, and other value-added wood products. It has been designed by Michael Green Architecture and is being built by PCL West Coast Constructors at the corner of 5th Avenue and George Street, in Prince George, BC. The building will feature a variety of unique construction techniques to create a new model for wood construction that can be replicated in a variety of applications.

More Information Online
To view the construction of the Wood Innovation and Design Centre and access information about the academic programs that will be delivered inside of it, click the UNBC live webcam link below.

Click here for the LIVE UNBC WIDC WebCams

Now Available – First Draft of Technical Guide for the Design and Construction of Tall Wood Buildings

The first draft (90% completed) of the “Technical Guide for the Design and Construction of Tall Wood Buildings in Canada” is now available at www.cwcdemoproject.ca. The guide is intended for use by the design teams participating in the “2013 Tall Wood Structure Demonstration Projects” Expression of Interest (EOI) that is currently underway and by experienced design, engineering and construction teams interested in Taller Wood Structures. The document provides concepts, solutions and background information to questions that arise when designing wood-frame buildings beyond the height and area limits prescribed by the National Building Code of Canada.

Unlocking the Potential for Mid Rise Construction

An extensive report, Unlocking the Potential for Mid-Rise Buildings, advocating for an Ontario Building Code change that will result in the construction of safe, affordable homes for residents across the GTA was released at the end of May by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and the Canadian Wood Council. Read the new Bedford Report here.

Grizzly Paw Brewing Company – Case Study

Grizzly paw case study cover pageWe are excited to announce the publication of the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company case study!
Click here to read or download the full case study.

For more information or to recieve a hard copy, contact Wood WORKS! Alberta at 780-392-1952.