2019 Wood Design Awards in BC – NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

~ Nominate a deserving architect, engineer or building owner for an innovative and inspiring wood project
~ Celebrate excellence in wood building and design as winners are recognized before their peers, industry leaders    and media at the much-anticipated annual awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre
~ Recognize projects throughout BC – and internationally with the International Wood Design category

There is no fee required to nominate a project.  Nominations are accepted in up to two categories and self-nominations are encouraged.  Projects must have been completed in the past 3 years i.e. since December, 2015 and may not be resubmitted to win a second time in the same category.  DEADLINE November 23, 2018  Read more… OR CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE NOW

Carbon / Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Workshop

2 Dates | 2 Locations:
Kelowna: Monday, January 21, 2019
University of British Columbia, Okanagan (UBCO)

Vancouver: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
University of British Columbia, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM – both locations
Registration Fees:
Early Bird (until January 4) — $129
After January 4th — $149
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2019

As building performance and energy efficiency increases for new buildings, greater awareness is being paid to the life cycle impacts of the materials and systems which comprise the building structure.  Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) has been recognized in most major green building rating systems as an important tool to evaluate and reduce the embodied impacts of construction, including transportation of materials. READ MORE…

Wood Design Luncheon Conferences

CLICK HERE for the Wood Design Luncheon Conferences on November 20th and 23rd – seminar schedule now posted!

Wood WORKS! BC awards B.C. local governments for leadership in wood use in community projects

WHISTLER, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW/ – Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized today at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Whistler. Five local governments were presented with 2018 Community Recognition Awards for use of wood in their community projects by Wood WORKS! BC. The province-wide awards are presented annually to communities that have been exemplary advocates for wood. This may be demonstrated through the specification of wood in a community project and/or through visionary initiatives that work toward building a community culture of wood.

Click here for the full article and the 2018 recipients:

NEW: Brock Commons Tallwood House case study


Brock Commons Tallwood House case study released

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to release a case study on Brock Commons Tall Wood House, a new 18-storey mass timber hybrid student residence at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Now an iconic tall wood building in Canada, it currently stands as one of the tallest contemporary hybrid mass timber structures in the world. This 54-metre tall building, featuring an innovative mass timber structural system using cross-laminated timber, demonstrates economic viability, repeatability and adaptability for other building types and uses. The study, funded by Natural Resources Canada, provides a technical overview of the building, the design and construction process, and explores the wood innovations which could become templates for future taller wood buildings.  Click here to download your electronic copy or contact WWBC to receive a free hard-copy by mail.

NEW: Mid-Rise Best Practice Guide


Mid-Rise Best Practice Guide – Proven Construction Techniques for Five-and Six-Storey Wood-Frame Buildings

Wood WORKS! BC together with BC Housing announce the release of the new Mid-Rise Best Practice Guide – Proven Construction Techniques for Five-and Six-Storey Wood-Frame Buildings.  This comprehensive guide features five innovative BC projects representative of the diverse and varied application of new techniques and best practices for mid-rise wood-frame construction.  Click here to download your electronic copy or contact WWBC to receive a free hard-copy by mail.  In-house seminars hosted in your office can also be arranged by contacting us!

NEW Case Study: Industrial Buildings


NEW! Case Study: Industrial Buildings

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on industrial buildings. Mass timber is making its mark on the residential and commercial sectors, and is now making inroads into a new sector which has long been dominated by concrete tilt-up and steel-frame construction – industrial buildings.

This case study examines three recently completed industrial buildings in BC, each of which uses engineered mass timber products and systems in a distinct and different way. Together they offer insights into how industrial construction might evolve to offer greater environmental performance, speed and flexibility of construction at little additional cost over traditional methods.  Click here to download your electronic copy or contact Wood WORKS! BC to receive a free hard-copy by mail.


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