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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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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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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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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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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