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NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST MASS TIMBER FIRE TEST PERFORMED AS EXPECTED The test was attended by 150+ industry stakeholders and was a resounding success. Find our more on the dedicated site: https://firetests.cwc.ca/
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
The Canadian Wood Council’s Ontario Wood WORKS! program joined forces with the Ontario Forest Industries Association’s (OFIA) AGM on April 19th in Toronto to recognize nine winning projects as part of the Ontario Wood Design Awards program. Vertical 6, CMV Group Architects Havergal Upper & Junior School, Diamond Schmitt Architects Oak Ridges Library, Perkins & Will Saint Benedict Parish Church, Larkin Architect Limited Friday Harbour
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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
Insurance Best Practices Guide Now Available! Not sure where to start with your timber project? Unsure how to navigate builder’s risk insurance for your timber project? This guide can get you on the right track! Download the free PDF here! DOWNLOAD NOW!
The exciting launch of our new guide book to low rise construction! Join us for a one day workshop (in person or online – however you feel comfortable). Hear from the perspective of an architect, engineer and builder as well as a detailed walk through of our new design guide! Each attendee will receive a copy of the guide. Registration open
Timber Talks 2.0: Tanya Luthi, Vice President, Structures, Entuitive Barbara Murray and I of Canadian Wood Council were pleased to have an in depth conversation with one of the premiere mass timber engineers in our network, Tanya Luthi. In this interview we talk about Tanya’s journey from New York to Vancouver and back, what it’s like being involved in changing codes to allow CLT in
Wood Design Awards and Symposium – February 9th, 2022 Register Here AGENDA 10:00-11:00AM Session 1 – Mass Timber – CLT Design Considerations Presenter Name: Dan Tingley Abstract: Mass Timber has arrived in the world capital infrastructure marketplace while architects and structural engineers are trying to get educated about how to design with this new advanced engineered wood material. This paper discusses three important aspects of
VANCOUVER, Sept. 17, 2021 – Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Vancouver this week. Five local governments were presented with 2021 Community Recognition Awards for use of wood in their community projects by Wood WORKS! BC. The province-wide awards are presented annually to communities that
Media release BC awards 2020 Vancouver, BC, July 14, 2021 – The Canadian Wood Council’s Wood WORKS! BC Program recognizes excellence in contemporary design and building with wood in Vancouver at the virtual 16th Wood Design Awards in B.C. Many design and building professionals joined the virtual event, including architects, structural engineers, members of project teams, local government, industry sponsors
2019-2020 Wood Design Award Book wins the EXCEL Gold award in the General audience book category This award is presented by The Associations, Media & Publishing Network – a division of SIIA. General audience book category recognizes best writing and overall packaging of a printed or digital book written for a non-technical or lay audience. Judge Criteria: Quality of design
Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce its latest case study on low-rise commercial buildings. This case study examines three recently completed low-rise commercial buildings in BC featuring mass timber products and systems as viable and innovative structural solutions. These projects demonstrate reduced carbon impacts, accelerated speed of construction and enhanced building performance, and showcase mass timber and technologically advanced wood systems
This is the 16th year that Wood WORKS! BC has recognized and celebrated the successes of communities around the province which have built projects using wood. The nomination form for the 2021 Community Recognition Awards is available online HERE. If you know of a wood structure that was completed by a local government in the last four years, please consider
Check out Ontario’s newest case study: Oakville Fire Station #8!