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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: https://firetests.cwc.ca/

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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Ontario Recognizes Excellence in Innovative Wood Architecture

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 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!

Low Rise Commercial Construction in Wood Workshop

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

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Timber Talks 2.0

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

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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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Wood WORKS! BC Recognizes Excellence in Wood Architecture

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

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2019-2020 Wood Design Award Book wins EXCEL Gold award

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

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NEW! Case Study: Wood in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings

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

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16th Annual Community Recognition Awards

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

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The Canadian Wood Council is pleased to share our latest report – Insuring Timber

The Canadian Wood Council is pleased to share our latest report – Insuring Timber. Over the years, CWC has commissioned several studies to investigate and understand the workings of the Canadian and Global Insurance industry as it relates to #timber. Taking a slight detour from our usual focus on technical support, this document provides a high level overview of our

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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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Innovation and ingenuity in structural engineering showcased in new mass timber office in Vancouver

Innovation and ingenuity in structural engineering showcased in new mass timber office in Vancouver Four-Storey Building Receives Support from NRCan’s Green Construction through Wood Program VANCOUVER, March 2, 2021 — The new head office for internationally-renowned structural engineering firm, Fast + Epp, is being recognized by the Canadian Wood Council and the BC forest industry for its innovation and ingenuity

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Ontario Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Ontario Recognizes Excellence in Wood Architecture Winning Projects Celebrated & Announced during OFIA Convention                                                                                             

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Builder’s Risk Insurance

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

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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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