Upcoming Events

January 6 - April 11

Online Industrial Wood Finishing Certificate Course

The certificate program provides participants with a broad understanding of the field of wood finishing.  It's designed for individuals who have some general experience in wood finishing and would like to expand their knowledge.

Once completed, participants will have the knowledge and experience to do the following:

Understand why finish is applied to wood and how wood properties affect finishing

Able to identify the best finishing system based on the products end-use

Trouble-shoot wood finishing problems

Design a safe and efficient finishing facility

Starts January 6, 2020 - April 11, 2020. One week intensive practical - April 6-10, 2020

Date: January 6 - April 11

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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January 21

January Passive House & Embodied Carbon Network Vancouver Social

It's the start of a new decade, what better time to learn about Passive House? For January, Passive House is partnering with the Embodied Carbon Network to discuss the hottest topic in zero emissions building right now. Speakers from the industry will present their approaches to minimizing their carbon output.

Date: January 21

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Perkins and Will
1220 Homer St, Vancouver

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January 22

Building Smart with Changes to the BC Building Code

With recent changes to the 2018 BC Building Code that came into effect December 12, 2019, this workshop will cover new code requirements for encapsulated mass-timber construction, secondary suites, roof-top enclosures and occupancies, recycling rooms, carbon monoxide levels and BC Energy Step Code. This event is approved for 1.5 CPD points and it is also available via webinar.

Date: January 22

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver

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January 29

Tall Timber Solutions - Bringing Tall Timber to New Heights

The recent code changes in Canada and the United States include provisions for building tall wood buildings.  This change leads to new opportunities to build taller but also comes with new considerations for connection design including requirements for inter-storey drift performances and fire rating.  Pre-engineered beam hangers offer an off-the-shelf solution, simplifying the design challenges that designers are facing for the most common framing systems used in tall wood buildings in North America.

This presentation will cover key points designers must pay attention to when designing with pre-engineered beam hangers in tall wood buildings.

Date: January 29

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Steamworks Brew Pub
375 Water Street, Vancouver

Project Gallery

Our comprehensive Project Gallery contains quick access to a large database of projects. Each profile contains a detailed overview of the project as well as the wood used to achieve the end result.

Project Gallery

Carbon Calculator

With growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, building designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. The Carbon Calculator is a free tool that evaluates the carbon footprint of a wood building and provides results that include carbon storage and avoided emissions.

Carbon Calculator

B.C. Supplier Directory

British Columbia wood product suppliers offer a wide range of high-quality wood in both construction and appearance grades. Manufacturers in B.C. deliver a variety of commodity and specialized wood products – from dimensional lumber, engineered, mass timber and speciality products, to furniture, doors and windows, pulp, paper and pellets.

B.C. Supplier Directory

Resource Library

View our educational resource library consisting of wood-based case studies, modules, guides, videos, fact sheets, research and toolkits.

Resource Library

Image Library

The B.C. forest industry can download and use any of over 2,000 high-quality professional photographs at no charge for upcoming projects.

Image Library