2016 Wood Design Luncheon Conferences

Kelowna – Wednesday, November 23: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre, 1310 Water Street
Victoria – Friday, November 25: Delta Ocean Pointe, 100 Harbour Drive
Time: 9:00am Registration & Exhibits Open I 10:00am – 2:00pm Conference Program In Session
Registration: Complimentary when registering in advance:

  • Hear informative seminars
  • Receive expert advice and information about wood products and systems
  • View trade exhibits Earn FREE learning credits
  • Network with industry representatives
  • FREE admission and complimentary hot lunch for all pre-registered guests

Don’t miss the Wood Design Luncheon Conference in your area!  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

2016-17 Wood Workshops – Registration Now Open!

Timber Pre-Fabrication Construction Workshop
“The Design and Building of the Brock Commons! World’s Tallest Wood Building”

Date: November 3rd, 2016 *note one-day date change*
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location:  Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC
Room: Jack Poole Hall
Registration: Early Bird till October 6th $295. Regular Rate $349.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description: Come join us for this one day workshop that will take you on a journey of discovery as we examine the design, building and lessons learned from the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world…READ MORE… 

Timber Connections Design Workshop

Dates: December 1st – 2nd, 2016
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Trades Education & Innovation Complex, Camosun College, 4461 Interurban Road, Victoria, BC
Registration: Early Bird till November 3rd $495. Regular Rate $549.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description: Described as the most interactive and engaging workshop ever offered by Wood WORKS! BC, this is one technical workshop you won’t want to miss…READ MORE… 

Mid-Rise Design Workshop

Date: January 17th, 2017                
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Sheraton Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Ave, Surrey, BC
Registration: Early Bird till December 20th $295. Regular Rate $349.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description: FPInnovations will open the day of instruction by introducing participants to the new Mid-rise Wood-frame Construction Handbook…READ MORE… 

Fire Performance and Alternative Solutions for Wood Structures Workshop

Dates: March 29th – 30th, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Sheraton Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Ave,  Surrey, BC and the Surrey Fire Department Training Facility
Registration: Early Bird till March 1st $595. Regular Rate $649.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description: This workshop will cover fire performance and alternative solutions for wood structures…READ MORE… 

Early Bird Registration for all workshops is now open – REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Questions? Contact
zcaul@wood-works.ca for more information.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available at these great workshops. If your company is interested please contact us for details. 

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

VICTORIA, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ – Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized today at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in Victoria, as Wood WORKS! BC announced the winners of the 2016 Community Recognition Awards. The awards are presented annually to local governments that have been exemplary advocates for wood. This is demonstrated through the specification of wood in a community project or through visionary initiatives that work toward building a community culture of wood.

Click here for the full article and the 2016 recipients:

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Brock Commons – University of British Columbia

Brock Commons Phase 1 is an innovative tall wood student residence under construction at University of British Columbia (UBC).  Once completed in 2017, it will be one of the tallest mass timber hybrid structures of its kind in the world, standing at 18 storeys in height.

Architect: Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
Owner: University of British Columbia
Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp
CLT and Glulam Manufacturer: Structurlam Products

Brock Commons Acton Ostry Architects Inc SM NEW

Photo courtesy: Acton Ostry Architects Inc.

“As a building like this becomes a reality, it really paves the way for additional tall wood projects across the country, the continent and throughout the world.”
-Lynn Embury-Williams, Executive Director, Wood WORKS! BC

“A key achievement for the Brock Commons Phase 1 project is the design of an innovative mass timber structural system that is genuinely economically viable, repeatable and adaptable to other building typologies and uses. This project will positively impact the wood, development and building industries in British Columbia.”
Russell Acton, Principal, Acton Ostry Architects Inc.

  1.  1. Would you like more information about Brock Commons?
    Please visit naturally:wood – http://www.naturallywood.com/emerging-trends/tall-wood-buildings/ubc-brock-commons
  2.  2. Would you like to see the Brock Commons construction in progress?
     Webcam view of Brock Commons Phase 1, University of British Columbia, under construction.
  3.  3. Watch the naturally:wood video: Introduction to Brock Commons – UBC Tall Wood Building


2016 Seismic promoNEW! Case Study: Seismic Design With Wood

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PuttingWood2WorkinBCNEW! Putting Wood to Work in BC: A User’s Guide

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