Our goal is to promote the use of wood and wood products in construction projects, and to acknowledge the contribution of wood-use advocates and industry leaders.

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Wood Industry Stands by Safety of Mid-Rise Construction

Cement Industry takes ‘cheap’ shot for fear of losing market share

Ottawa, ON, August 21st, 2014 – It’s a fact; wood-frame construction has been the preferential construction option for millions of homeowners throughout North America for decades. From the historical days when settlers relied on the bounty of the land for their shelter and food, to modern-day advances that have seen the wood products industry grow in sophistication, wood has and always will be a safe and affordable option for construction.

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Timber Bridge Tuesdays – Autumn Webinar Series

Don’t miss this series of six new webinars about timber bridge technology presented by WoodWorks Wood Products Council.  The webinars will take place Tuesday mornings from September 9th to October 14th.  The first two webinars in the series, with links to registration, are listed below. Click here for the complete series details.

Guide for In-Place Preservative Treatment

September 9, 2014  10:00 am Central / 11:00 am Eastern
Speaker: Stan Lebow, Ph.D., Forest Products Laboratory
Click here for more details and to register.

Corrosion of Metals in Contact with Wood

September 16 2014  10:00 am Central / 11:00 am Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Samuel Zelinka, Forest Products Laboratory
Click here for more details and to register.

The Benefits of Wood in Building Construction – a new video by Natural Resources Canada

Transcript:  Wood, an abundant and renewable natural resource, is suitable for many types of building construction. Be it residential or non-residential, light frame or heavy timber frame, low rise or mid-rise, wood can be used in various building applications. This is because of the many benefits and positive attributes of wood. The Government of Canada supports the research and development of wood-based construction. A versatile and often cost-effective building material wood can enable developers to build more quickly and more cheaply. Wood structures are strong, durable and resilient. They can be designed to resist major earthquakes and hurricane-like winds. Wood can be used to build striking features like roofs, ceilings, walls and bridges, resulting in visually-appealing structures. Wood building materials are also good for the environment. They are renewable, biodegradable, recyclable, and they store carbon, resulting in a smaller environmental footprint than other building materials. In fact, a typical North American wood-frame home stores about 30 tonnes of carbon.  his is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by running the family car for over 5 years. Federally-supported research continues to demonstrate the many benefits of wood in building construction. Wood. Good for building. Good for the environment. Good for Canada.

2014 World Conference on Timber Engineering

Held in Québec City this year (August 10 – 14), WCTE is a bi-annual prestigious international event in timber engineering, engineered wood products and design of timber structures. This year’s conference theme is ‘Renaissance in Timber Construction’. Under the aegis of Cecobois, FPInnovations and Laval University. Register today at www.wcte2014.ca.

Edmonton Transit System LRT Stations – Case Study

We are excited to announce the publication of the Edmonton Transit System LRT Stations case study!
Click on the image to read or download the full case study.

YEG LRT Stations

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

 

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

A 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).

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