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WOOD WORKS! ALBERTA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2022 PRAIRIE WOOD DESIGN AWARDS

WOOD WORKS! ALBERTA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2022 PRAIRIE WOOD DESIGN AWARDS Celebrating exceptional wood architecture across the Prairies Wood WORKS! Alberta is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Prairie Wood Design Awards program. This prestigious group of leading architects, engineers, and project teams are being recognized for their contributions in advancing the use of wood in construction

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WoodWorks® Software ShearWalls Design Workshop

WoodWorks® Software Design Interactive Workshop – Shearwalls The WoodWorks® 2020 Software is a structural engineering software package developed to simplify and enhance the wood design process. It allows designers to experiment and explore the feasibility of using wood in structural applications following the NBC 2015 and the CSA O86-19/14. This ½ day workshop includes a presentation that will discuss the

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Prairie Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Celebrating Leaders in Sustainable Design Alberta Wood WORKS! is honoured to announce the winners of the Prairie Wood Design Awards 2021 program.  The projects included thoughtful restorations and exceptional new buildings, that showcase our proud heritage of wood construction and create legacies within our communities. Congratulations to the winners: Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre – Smoky Lake, Alberta Manasc Isaac,

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2020 Prairie Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Celebrating exceptional architecture across the Prairies Winners Announced for Wood WORKS! Alberta Prairie Wood Design Awards Edmonton, March 12, 2020– Wood WORKS! Alberta recognized a prestigious group of leading architects, engineers and project teams at tonight’s 13th annual Prairie Wood Design Awards Celebration. The Prairie Wood Design Awards program recognizes our local design and construction professionals for their commitment to

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Forest Industry Applauds Government for Facilitating Tall Wood Construction

Edmonton, January 24, 2020 – The Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) and Wood WORKS! Alberta congratulate the Government of Alberta for becoming the first jurisdiction in Canada to permit 12 storey wood buildings province-wide. This change raises the permissible limit for wood buildings in Alberta from 6 to 12 storeys. “The Government of Alberta is to be commended for taking action

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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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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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