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10th Annual Community Recognition Awards

Nominations Open from May 1 – August 29, 2014

This year marks the 10th year Wood WORKS! BC will recognize and celebrate the successes of communities across the province which have built projects using wood.

The nomination form for the 2014 Community Recognition Awards is available HERE. If you know of a wood structure in BC that was completed by a local government in the last three years, please consider nominating it – it will only take 5 minutes!

The 2014 Wood WORKS! BC Community Recognition Awards will be presented at the annual Area Association Luncheons at the 2014 UBCM convention in Whistler in September.

Do you have questions about wood use in your next civic project?

Wood WORKS! BC is a well-recognized resource to assist B.C. communities with the Wood First Act’s “build with wood” requirements on publicly-funded projects.  Our expertise is available free-of-charge. We would be pleased to work with staff and design teams on your project to ensure wood is used effectively and appropriately.

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

Live Webcam of 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 live webcam link below.

Click here for the LIVE UNBC WIDC WebCams

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