14th Annual Community Recognition Awards

Three local governments were recognized last week in BC for their leadership in the use of wood both architecturally and structurally in their community projects.  Wood WORKS! BC Community Recognition Awards are presented annually to communities that have been exemplary advocates for wood.  Awards were presented last September at the Union of BC Municipalities Conference, and the remaining three awards were presented at area association meetings last week. The recent recipients are: Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities: District of Saanich – Central Saanich Fire Hall. Southern Interior Local Government Association: District of Logan Lake – Logan Lake Fire Hall | Town of Osoyoos – Osoyoos Fire Hall.  Information on the other 2017 award recipients can be found HERE.

This year marks the 14th 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 2018 Community Recognition Awards is available online HERE. If you know of a wood structure that was completed by a local government in the last three years, please consider nominating it – it will only take 5 minutes!

The process is really simple.  Just download the nomination form and follow the instructions to enter the project by the nomination deadline of August 24th.  That’s it!

If you have questions about your nomination, please contact Peter Moonen by email HERE.

The 2018 Wood WORKS! BC Community Recognition Awards will be presented at the annual Area Association Luncheons at the 2018 UBCM convention in Whistler from September 10-14, 2018.

 

NEW Case Study: 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!

2018 Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2018 Wood Design Awards in BC

VANCOUVER, February 26th, 2018 /CNW/ – Innovative architectural and structural design in taller and larger mass timber buildings headlined the 2018 Wood Design Awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West) this evening. The 14th annual event, organized and hosted by Wood WORKS! BC, honoured excellence in wood building and design, and recognized leadership and innovation in wood use. Nearly 500 guests attended this year’s celebration of wood, including distinguished building and design professionals, owners, local and provincial government representatives, industry sponsors and guests.  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MEDIA RELEASE  or, VIEW THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES HERE and, Profiles on the winning projects can be viewed HERE.  You may also view the project story boards by clicking HERE.

 

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