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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The wood products construction industry has developed several technologies in recent years. Exciting products like mass timber allow for large, complex timber buildings in commercial and institutional construction. These buildings have traditionally been built using concrete or steel systems. However, with the innovation of timber products and complex framing systems, these buildings can be safely and efficiently framed using timber. Building

A Nuclear First for Canada – Wood Used at the Chalk River Laboratories

The wood products industry can add ‘nuclear’ to its resume! The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) project located in Chalk River, represents the first research campus in the country to use engineered mass timber as a structural material. The new wood hybrid buildings will receive support under the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program. The Program, administered by Natural Resources Canada,

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Updated CLT Handbook is Now Available!

Get your copy of the new, fully updated Canadian CLT Handbook, 2019 Edition. The handbook is a must-have for every professional interested in building with CLT in Canada and beyond. NEW! An extra chapter provides a design prototype of an eight-storey mass-timber building; Includes the new CLT provisions in the Canadian Standards Association’s Standard in Engineering Design in Wood; In-depth,