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10th Anniversary Wood Design Award Winners Announced!
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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Live Webcam of the construction of UNBC’s WIDC
The wood components are quickly being installed this week at the University of British Columbia’s new Wood Innovation and Design Centre.
With many of the columns and beams for the double-height foyer already installed, the two layers of mass timber floor panels have been placed along the east and north sides. The panels will be connected using HSK connectors placed in saw kerfs penetrating the top layer and part-way through the bottom panel.
The first mass timber panels for the shaft can also be seen inside the north sector.
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
We 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.