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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NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources

NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources Wood WORKS! BC with the assistance of the Canadian Wood Council has expanded its website to include a special section highlighting fire resources to help support and advance design and building with wood. The new section, titled Fire Safety and Security, includes fire studies and statistics from both industry and academia, construction site fire

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McEwen School of Architecture Case Study is Now Available!

Ontario Wood WORKS! is pleased to announce the release of our newest case study on Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture is the first new school of architecture building to be built in Canada in 40 years. Its mandate is to provide an integrated, uniquely focused education to Indigenous, Anglophone,

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Fire Safety / Fire Protection Engineering

The Canadian Wood Council, the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction, seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to advance the use of wood products as a state-of-the-art building material. Read the full posting.

GCWood Call for Expressions of Interest

The Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) program has officially launched its second Call for Expressions of Interest. Their focus for this round is on low-rise non-residential buildings (1-4 storeys) in the following categories: Commercial/Industrial (e.g., retail, warehouse, box-type, etc) and Office/Institutional (e.g. office building, school, health facilities, etc). Applications are due by December 3, 2018 at 17:00 EST. Find out more

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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

Now Available: Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide!

The Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide was prepared for for the Canadian Wood Council and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry by Moses Structural Engineers and Brown & Co. Engineering Ltd. Cover Photo: Mistissini Bridge  |  Photo Credit: Stephane Groleau  |  Timber Supplier: Nordic Structures Bridge Designer: Denis Lefebvre, ing., M.Sc.A., Directeur d’expertise, Ponts et Ouvrages d’art, Stantec  

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CWC Job Posting – Technical Position, Fire Safety

The Canadian Wood Council, the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction, seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to advance the use of wood products as a state-of-the-art building material. The candidate will be responsible for strategic building code and standards initiatives; applied engineering problem-solving; developing new design tools and publications; and delivery of end

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Online Learning with the eLearning Centre

Earn Continuing Education Learning Units Free online courses – found at www.woodworkselearning.com – are self-paced and available 24/7.  Courses feature a prestigious international faculty of Architects, Engineers, Researchers and Educators that present online modules providing you with the most current information on wood materials, design and applications.  CLICK HERE to browse the course catalogue.

The Benefits of Wood in Building Construction – 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

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