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2014 Vancouver Wood Solutions Fair

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Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 7:00am Registration I 7:45am – 3:45pm Exhibit Hall Open I 8:00am – 4:45pm Seminars In Session
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre – West, 1055 Canada Place, Level 1 **new room on lower level
Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER by October 23, 2014.  Seating is limited so book early!

View the 2014 speakers and presentation outlines and Fair Schedule HERE 

10th Annual Community Recognition Awards

2014 Wood WORKS! BC Community Recognition Award winners showcase passion and appreciation for wood in local government projects

Elected officials from five B.C. local government associations were honoured on September 24, 2014, at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in Whistler, as Wood WORKS! BC presented the 2014 Community Recognition Awards. The awards are presented annually to communities that have been exemplary advocates for wood use in public structures.  For the list of winners, 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

The Construction of UNBC’s WIDC

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Wood Innovation & Design Centre
The Wood Innovation & Design Centre will be an iconic multi-use wood building in the heart of downtown Prince George. 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 will promote expertise in advanced building systems, engineered wood products, interior wood design and applications, and other value-added wood products. It has been designed by Michael Green Architecture and is being built by PCL West Coast Constructors at the corner of 5th Avenue and George Street, in Prince George, BC. The building will feature a variety of unique construction techniques to create 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

naturally:wood

naturally:wood is a comprehensive information resource that brings together the latest, most reliable data about wood performance, green building and life cycle assessment, as well as British Columbia’s wide variety of forest products, manufacturers, sustainable forest practices, certification of forests, wood products and more.

Links to related topics provide architects, builders, wood, pulp and paper manufacturers and their customers the ability to explore further resources on wood products. A product supplier directory and certification search engine enable convenience and informed choice when sourcing wood, pulp and paper products.

For a complete list of naturally:wood resources, click here.

Building with Wood in British Columbia – It’s Our Story