Upcoming Events

April 17

Building Smart with Fire Risk Mitigation in New Residential Construction

Building Smart with Fire Risk Mitigation in New Residential Construction

Hosted by BC Housing, learn about cutting edge construction safety practices, industry research, and lessons learned from international exterior cladding fires as they relate to the design and construction of modern residential buildings. With a focus on managing and designing to address fire safety risk, this workshop will discuss international best practices in exterior wall finishes while addressing new considerations and awareness around residential fires.

Date: April 17

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Telus World of Science
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver

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April 19

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration, hosted by Living Future Vancouver Collaborative, aims to educate and inspire the local development industry to pursue more sustainable solutions on real estate projects and it consists of networking followed by a panel presentation discussing low carbon building solutions to mitigate the impact of the built environment. UBC projects and their role in helping inform the local design community will be highlighted.

Date: April 19

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: The Permanent
330 West Pender Street, Vancouver

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April 24

Building Smart with the B.C. Energy Step Code

Building Smart with the B.C. Energy Step Code

Hosted by BC Housing, learn to build homes to a higher energy standard using cost-effective, applied best practices. This province-wide training series is designed to support builders, designers, building officials and others working in residential construction in meeting recent B.C. Energy Step Code requirements.

Date: April 24

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Ave, Surrey

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April 26 - 29

Passive House Design and Construction

Passive House Design and Construction

Hosted by Passive House Canada, this course covers technical, economic and policy elements of Passive House buildings. Participants will learn how to apply Passive House principles in the context of building physics, windows and mechanical systems.

Date: April 26 - 29

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: BCIT Downtown Campus (Room 483)
555 Seymour Street, Vancouver

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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