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NEW! Fire Demonstration Video

Wood WORKS! BC would like to announce the release of a new educational video, Fire Performance Demonstration Workshop 2.0 – Understanding fire design: applications. Changes to the NBCC mean new considerations for fire, with Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) in tall buildings as a new construction type in the code. This video provides an overview of a Wood WORKS! BC

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NEW! Case Study on Wood in Civic Buildings

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on civic buildings. This case study examines two innovative wood buildings, both civic projects, that illustrate the value and versatility of wood, while increasing the demand for BC’s wood products and assisting with the significant impacts of climate change. The Radium Hot Springs Community Hall and Library,

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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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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 12th 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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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,

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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 technical reports outline viable three- and four-storey wood school building options

The Canadian Wood Council/Wood WORKS! BC are pleased to announce the release of two technical reports relating to the future use of mass timber and/or wood-frame construction and taller schools than currently permitted under the building code. The Vancouver School Board has identified the need for larger 3- and 4-storey schools, and mass timber/light wood-frame provides a sustainable cost-effective option

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Tall wood building technologies, innovations and solutions in a new era of design and building among topics at Vancouver conference

The latest technologies, innovations and solutions in wood design and building, with a focus on a new generation of taller buildings globally, will be presented in Vancouver next week at the 2019 Wood Solutions Conference. Distinguished speakers from Canada and beyond, including the UK, Norway and the US, will inform and inspire BC’s architects, engineers and other building professionals with

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NEWS! 6-Storey Saint John

Click on the photo to read the article. There is a proposed 6-storey mix-use building proposed for Saint John, NB. This wood frame midrise building is called “The Telegraph” after the previous Telegraph building that was there before the mid 1990’s. The building will consist of commercial space and 32 residential units. 

Case Study: Green Gables Visitors’ Centre

Click on image for full case study on Green Gables Visitors’ Centre. “The use of mass timber was a natural progression from the traditional timber framing used within the barn and Phase I addition. Root Architecture Inc. wanted to continue using exposed wood to fit with the aesthetic goals of the project, and to provide a more sustainable approach to

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2019 Wood Solutions Conference in Vancouver

The Wood Solutions Conference is dedicated to design and construction with wood products and building systems, including mass timber.  This one-day educational event will showcase wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-unit residential construction through specifically designed seminar streams, featuring new and current topics and an interactive trade show.  A keynote lunchtime speaker and an evening networking reception provide exciting

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2019 Wood Design Luncheon Conferences: Registration Open!

  VICTORIA: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR VICTORIA KELOWNA: Friday, November 29, 2019 – Delta Hotels by Marriot Grand Okanagan Resort & Conf Centre, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR KELOWNA Time: 9:00am Registration & Exhibits Open I 10:00am – 2:00pm Conference Program In

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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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NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources

NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources Wood WORKS! BC with the assistance of the Canadian Wood Council has expanded its website to include a special section highlighting fire resources to help support and advance design and building with wood. The new section, titled Fire Safety and Security, includes fire studies and statistics from both industry and academia, construction site fire

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NEW Case Study: Industrial Buildings

NEW! Case Study on Wood in Commercial Buildings Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on commercial buildings. This case study examines two wood buildings, both with primary retail commercial occupancies, but which employ different mass timber products to achieve very different effects. Askew’s Uptown Supermarket in Salmon Arm, BC, features an expansive nail-laminated

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McEwen School of Architecture Case Study is Now Available!

Ontario Wood WORKS! is pleased to announce the release of our newest case study on Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture is the first new school of architecture building to be built in Canada in 40 years. Its mandate is to provide an integrated, uniquely focused education to Indigenous, Anglophone,

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2019 Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC   VANCOUVER, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ – Inspired architecture and innovative structural engineering using wood in a remarkable diversity of building types, sizes and purposes were in the spotlight tonight at the 15th annual 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC, sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC. More than 400

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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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Ontario Wood Works! Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to our 2018 Wood Works! Awards Winners! See the full list of winners and sponsors here: 2018 Wood WORKS! Award Winners (full version) Thank you to all of our Sponsors of the 2018 edition of the Wood Works! Ontario Awards! Awards and Event Sponsors Program and Supporting Sponsors

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