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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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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Wood Works with Rory Koska – Podcast

Check out the YourForest podcast with Wood WORKS! Alberta Program Director Rory Koska! Click Here to Listen YourForest podcast is hosted by Matthew Kristoff – here is the podcast description from his website: Wood is used to build our homes, create paper so we can right literature and history and build beautiful pieces of art and furniture that we cherish

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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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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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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.  

Grizzly Paw Brewing Company – Case Study

We are excited to announce the publication of the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company case study! Click here 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.