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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April 8

Building Smart Using an Integrated Design Process

Learn how an Integrated Design Process (IDP) can ensure greater project success. IDP is a collaborative design approach that is intended to optimize performance, cost, occupant comfort and resilience of a residential building. It involves engaging the builder and their team of designers, mechanical contractor and energy advisor at the conceptual design stage. IDP examines the needs and performance of a building throughout its lifecycle; from design, construction through to operation, with the goal of ensuring that multiple objectives of the builder are met.

This seminar is also available via webinar and eligible for 3 CPD points.

Date: April 8

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver

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November 18 - 20

Annual Passive House Canada Conference

The theme for this year's conference is Building for Resilience. More details to come for this event, including speakers.

Date: November 18 - 20

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street, Victoria

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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

Research Library

B.C. is recognized globally for leadership in research, development and use of advanced wood products and technology. The Research Library contains a selection of recent studies conducted by B.C.-based research centres, as well as links to B.C.-based research centres and the Think Wood Research Library with 1,500 more resources.

Research 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