14th Annual Community Recognition Awards

Three local governments were recognized last week in BC for their leadership in the use of wood both architecturally and structurally in their community projects.  Wood WORKS! BC Community Recognition Awards are presented annually to communities that have been exemplary advocates for wood.  Awards were presented last September at the Union of BC Municipalities Conference, and the remaining three awards were presented at area association meetings last week. The recent recipients are: Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities: District of Saanich – Central Saanich Fire Hall. Southern Interior Local Government Association: District of Logan Lake – Logan Lake Fire Hall | Town of Osoyoos – Osoyoos Fire Hall.  Information on the other 2017 award recipients can be found HERE.

This year marks the 14th year Wood WORKS! BC will recognize and celebrate the successes of communities across the province which have built projects using wood.

The nomination form for the 2018 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 nominating it – it will only take 5 minutes!

The process is really simple.  Just download the nomination form and follow the instructions to enter the project by the nomination deadline of August 24th.  That’s it!

If you have questions about your nomination, please contact Peter Moonen by email HERE.

The 2018 Wood WORKS! BC Community Recognition Awards will be presented at the annual Area Association Luncheons at the 2018 UBCM convention in Whistler from September 10-14, 2018.

 

NEW: Brock Commons Tallwood House case study

 

Brock Commons Tallwood House case study released

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to release a case study on Brock Commons Tall Wood House, a new 18-storey mass timber hybrid student residence at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Now an iconic tall wood building in Canada, it currently stands as one of the tallest contemporary hybrid mass timber structures in the world. This 54-metre tall building, featuring an innovative mass timber structural system using cross-laminated timber, demonstrates economic viability, repeatability and adaptability for other building types and uses. The study, funded by Natural Resources Canada, provides a technical overview of the building, the design and construction process, and explores the wood innovations which could become templates for future taller wood buildings.  Click here to download your electronic copy or contact WWBC to receive a free hard-copy by mail.

NEW: Mid-Rise Best Practice Guide

 

Mid-Rise Best Practice Guide – Proven Construction Techniques for Five-and Six-Storey Wood-Frame Buildings

Wood WORKS! BC together with BC Housing announce the release of the new Mid-Rise Best Practice Guide – Proven Construction Techniques for Five-and Six-Storey Wood-Frame Buildings.  This comprehensive guide features five innovative BC projects representative of the diverse and varied application of new techniques and best practices for mid-rise wood-frame construction.  Click here to download your electronic copy or contact WWBC to receive a free hard-copy by mail.  In-house seminars hosted in your office can also be arranged by contacting us!

NEW Case Study: Industrial Buildings

 

NEW! Case Study: Industrial Buildings

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on industrial buildings. Mass timber is making its mark on the residential and commercial sectors, and is now making inroads into a new sector which has long been dominated by concrete tilt-up and steel-frame construction – industrial buildings.

This case study examines three recently completed industrial buildings in BC, each of which uses engineered mass timber products and systems in a distinct and different way. Together they offer insights into how industrial construction might evolve to offer greater environmental performance, speed and flexibility of construction at little additional cost over traditional methods.  Click here to download your electronic copy or contact Wood WORKS! BC to receive a free hard-copy by mail.

 

Download or order your copies of this and many other case studies from our resource page HERE

 

2018 Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2018 Wood Design Awards in BC

VANCOUVER, February 26th, 2018 /CNW/ – Innovative architectural and structural design in taller and larger mass timber buildings headlined the 2018 Wood Design Awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West) this evening. The 14th annual event, organized and hosted by Wood WORKS! BC, honoured excellence in wood building and design, and recognized leadership and innovation in wood use. Nearly 500 guests attended this year’s celebration of wood, including distinguished building and design professionals, owners, local and provincial government representatives, industry sponsors and guests.  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MEDIA RELEASE  or, VIEW THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES HERE and, Profiles on the winning projects can be viewed HERE.  You may also view the project story boards by clicking HERE.

 

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