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2015 International Wood Symposium: Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Value, Quality and Efficiency: Taking Design and Construction to the Next Level

Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 7:30am – 8:15am Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:15am – 4:45pm Symposium I 4:45pm – 6:15pm Reception
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre – West, 1055 Canada Place, Level 2
Registration: $249. including hot lunch and reception (one beverage ticket incl.) – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  EARLY BIRD RATE OF $199. TILL DEC 20th!

The 2015 International Wood Symposium is a one-day event specifically tailored to meet the needs of designers and builders. The program will inspire, educate and show examples of how wood building systems constructed off-site are expanding opportunities to create distinctive and expressive structures.  Off-site construction is becoming integral to innovative architecture, design, engineering and construction.  This fourth annual event follows a sell out program in 2014 and will be another comprehensive one-day international wood symposium designed to inspire and educate architects, structural engineers, design and construction professionals.

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2015 Timber Connections Design 2-Day Workshop 

Date: February 19 & 20, 2015 (2 day workshop)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast I 8:00am – 5:00pm Workshop In Session
Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 1655 Powick Road, Kelowna


The Wood Innovation and Design Centre is Now Open

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Wood Innovation & Design Centre
The Wood Innovation & Design Centre is the tallest wood building in Prince George and the tallest contemporary wood building in North America.  The six-storey structure plus mechanical penthouse at 29.5 metre-high showcases British Columbia’s growing expertise in the design and construction of large-scale wood buildings.  The WIDC is a meeting place for researchers, design professionals, product manufacturers, contractors and others to generate ideas for innovative uses of wood.  The building will house academic and research programs from UNBC focused on advanced building systems, engineered wood products, interior wood design and applications, and other value-added wood products.

About This Project
The WIDC was designed by Michael Green Architecture and was  built by PCL West Coast Constructors at the corner of 5th Avenue and George Street, in Prince George, BC. The building features a variety of unique construction techniques creating a new model for wood construction that can be replicated in a variety of applications.

More Information Online
To view the construction of the Wood Innovation and Design Centre and access information about the academic programs that will be delivered inside of it, click the UNBC link.  ClICK HERE

To view a video about the structure’s story,  ClICK HERE

To view the B.C. Government press release and more,  ClICK HERE

21st Century Wood Design, Building and Construction Solutions – A primer for contractors and builders

A NEW RESOURCE JUST RELEASED BY WOOD WORKS! BC: 21st Century Wood Design, Building and Construction Solutions – A primer for contractors and builders. This comprehensive yet concise publication provides an overview of a new generation of wood building products, systems and techniques which are making bigger, taller and more complex wood buildings possible.  This B.C. publication showcases where innovative wood products have been used in recent projects in B.C. and answers common questions.

To receive a free hard-copy by mail, please e-mail Bob Brown (Vancouver Island) or Bill Billups (BC Mainland).

Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower Case Study

Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower, Surrey, BC
A case study – download your copy today!

SMH Case Study


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