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WoodWorks BC releases Alternative Solutions Guide

While alternative solutions have been an important feature of the National Building Code of Canada since 2005, there remains a lack of understanding among building professionals on how to approach their use. As the construction industry evolves, with increasing innovation in design and construction capabilities, new ways of building that may not be well addressed by building codes will emerge.

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Leveraging Sustainable Wood Construction to Beat the Housing Crisis

Today, the intersecting challenges of climate change and housing supply stand as significant hurdles on the path toward sustainable development. How do we address the housing crisis without making the climate crisis worse? Read this recent OpEd by CWC president and CEO, Rick Jeffery, published by 

FedNor Announces Funding for Ontario Wood WORKS!

FedNor invests $854,480 to help deliver the Canadian Wood Council Wood WORKS! program in Northern Ontario Federal funding to help create jobs and opportunities for forestry and wood-related industries across the region.  July 27, 2023 – North Bay, ON – Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario – FedNor Today, the Honourable Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, announced

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Case Study and Environmental Impact Analysis

Ontario’s newest case study, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Case Study and Environmental Impact Analysis, authored by Mantle Developments with contributions and support from the project team, covers the three new mass timber buildings at the Chalk River campus. CLICK HERE to download your free copy today!

Ontario Recognizes Excellence in Wood Architecture

The Ontario Wood WORKS! 2023 wood design award winners have been announced:  Nine outstanding wood projects from across Ontario were celebrated on May 2, 2023, at the 23rd annual Ontario Wood WORKS! Awards Night.  The awards program honours the people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction.  

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New Guide for 12-Storey Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction

Ontario Wood WORKS! has published a Guide to Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction in the Ontario Building Code, authored by Morrison Hershfield. Encapsulated mass timber construction (EMTC) showcases recent advancements in fire safety engineering. These advancements are reflected in recent adoptions of EMTC as a new construction type across various jurisdictions and specifically in Ontario, through O.Reg. 451/22, which became applicable

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Mass Timber Fire Demonstration Test

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:


Wood WORKS! Alberta celebrates exceptional wood architecture from across the Prairies with the announcement of the 2023 Prairie Wood Design Award Winners. Wood WORKS! Alberta is excited to present the 8 winners of this year’s Prairie Wood Design Awards program. This prestigious group of leading architects, engineers, and project teams are advancing the use of wood in construction through design

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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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Insurance Best Practices Guide

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!

Atlantic Wood Design Awards

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

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BC local governments recognized for leadership in wood design and building at 2021 Union of BC Municipalities Convention

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

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