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Now Available: Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide!

The Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide was prepared for for the Canadian Wood Council and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry by Moses Structural Engineers and Brown & Co. Engineering Ltd. Cover Photo: Mistissini Bridge  |  Photo Credit: Stephane Groleau  |  Timber Supplier: Nordic Structures Bridge Designer: Denis Lefebvre, ing., M.Sc.A., Directeur d’expertise, Ponts et Ouvrages d’art, Stantec  

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Media coverage of the Prairie Wood Design Awards 2018

Advances in wood construction driving development innovations The entrants in the Prairie Wood Design Awards point to the potential of timber-based residential development DIN Projects designed the Pole House, a seasonal family cabin on Lake Winnipeg. KYLE JANZEN SHARON CROWTHER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED MARCH 29, 2018UPDATED MARCH 29, 2018   An unconventional cabin raised up on recycled gas pipes

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We’ve upgraded to a new email platform

We have moved to MailChimp for distributing electronic information about industry news and coming events hosted by Ontario Wood WORKS! Although the move was successful, some of our current subscribers’ preferences need to be confirmed. We only want to send information to those people who wish to receive it; if you would like to receive email from us, or if

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Job Opportunity

Technical Advisor- Wood WORKS! BC Program The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is the national association of the structural wood products industry.  CWC is seeking a dynamic, action oriented, results driven, Technical Advisor for its Wood WORKS! BC program, to advance and expand the demand for wood products, engineered and value-added wood components and wood systems in institutional, commercial and taller residential

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Saint John First Atlantic Canadian City to Promote Six-Story Wood Frame Construction

  Saint John First Atlantic Canadian City to Promote Six-Story Wood Frame Construction City takes innovative approach to encouraging development of more mid-rise buildings SAINT JOHN (March 9, 2017), The City of Saint John is pleased to announce it is leading Atlantic Canada with its proactive adoption of the 2015 National Building Code permitting wood frame construction of up to

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City of Saint John the First Municipality in Atlantic Canada to Adopt Wood Mid-Rise Construction

City of Saint John the First Municipality in Atlantic Canada to Adopt Wood Mid-Rise Construction 5- and 6-storey wood construction increases options for design and construction community OTTAWA, Thursday, March 9th, 2017 – The Canadian Wood Council (CWC), along with Atlantic Wood WORKS!, congratulates the City of Saint John on its decision to adopt the 2015 National Building Code provisions

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6 Storey Wood Construction Will Deliver Affordable Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Attention Design / Architectural / Building /Environmental / Community News Editors and Reporters High Resolution PHOTOS AVAILABLE 6 Storey Wood Construction Will Deliver Affordable Housing and more to Halifax Regional Municipality Halifax Regional Municipality, September, 2016 – Garden View, the first midrise project developed under ‘Reinventing Main Street,’ central  Dartmouth’s new revitalization plan, will provide much needed

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CWC Job Posting – Technical Position, Fire Safety

The Canadian Wood Council, the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction, seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to advance the use of wood products as a state-of-the-art building material. The candidate will be responsible for strategic building code and standards initiatives; applied engineering problem-solving; developing new design tools and publications; and delivery of end

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Online Learning with the eLearning Centre

Earn Continuing Education Learning Units Free online courses – found at – are self-paced and available 24/7.  Courses feature a prestigious international faculty of Architects, Engineers, Researchers and Educators that present online modules providing you with the most current information on wood materials, design and applications.  CLICK HERE to browse the course catalogue.

Mid-Rise Symposium, Toronto

Event Date:  Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (8am – 6pm) Location:  Paramount Conference and Event Venue, 222 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge, ON Registration Fee:  $250 + HST = $282.50   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  THE EVENT IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Don’t miss this intensive, one-day educational event that will discuss wood-frame mid-rise construction in Ontario. We’ll be taking a look at fire protection, acoustic,

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The Benefits of Wood in Building Construction – by Natural Resources Canada

Transcript:  Wood, an abundant and renewable natural resource, is suitable for many types of building construction. Be it residential or non-residential, light frame or heavy timber frame, low rise or mid-rise, wood can be used in various building applications. This is because of the many benefits and positive attributes of wood. The Government of Canada supports the research and development

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Award magazine features article on Engineered Wood Products

Taking Root: The next generation of engineered wood products by Christine Morrissey is a featured article in the Awards magazine. Check out the June 2014 issue in PDF by clicking on the cover image. The article on EWP’s is located on page 26.  

Edmonton Transit System LRT Stations – Case Study

We are excited to announce the publication of the Edmonton Transit System LRT Stations case study! Click on the image to read or download the full case study. For more information or to receive a hard copy, contact Wood WORKS! Alberta at 780-392-1952.  

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