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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Prairie Wood Design Awards survey

We sincerely thank everyone who completed our recent survey on the Awards program.  Your feedback will help us continue to evolve the program as well as provide feedback to funders on the value of this event for the design and build community. Congratulations to Frederic Brisson, Joe Falica, Trudy Gauthier and Janice Mills on being randomly selected for the $50

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2019 Prairie Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Celebrating exceptional architecture across the Prairies Winners Announced for Wood WORKS! Alberta Prairie Wood Design Awards Edmonton, February 12, 2019– Wood WORKS! Alberta recognized a prestigious group of leading architects, engineers and project teams at tonight’s 11th annual Prairie Wood Design Awards gala. The Prairie Wood Design Awards program recognizes projects and organizations that advance the use of wood in

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New Resource for Designers on Acoustics in Mass Timber Buildings

Acoustical Guide for Mass Timber Buildings by AcoustiTECH Acoustics is a complex science and a panoply of information is found in the market.  AcoustiTECH has documented their research on acoustics in mass timber buildings and has made it public for designers. Click here to view Acoustical Guide PDF

Media coverage of the Prairie Wood Design Awards 2018

Advances in wood construction driving development innovations The entrants in the Prairie Wood Design Awards point to the potential of timber-based residential development DIN Projects designed the Pole House, a seasonal family cabin on Lake Winnipeg. KYLE JANZEN SHARON CROWTHER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED MARCH 29, 2018UPDATED MARCH 29, 2018   An unconventional cabin raised up on recycled gas pipes

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Book a Lunch & Learn Series

This program brings industry experts into your office or classroom for a one hour presentation on a topic of your choice.   Possible topics include: Read more…