This case study features five buildings, representative of the diverse and varied application of new techniques and best practices for five- and six-storey wood-frame construction in B.C.
Home to the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world, B.C. is a proven leader in using wood to increase the speed of construction and deliver community and environmental benefits in projects of all sizes.
Local start-up thrives with help from wood innovation funding and marketing and production experts.
Lakeside Resort’s owner wanted to open the doors to the new hotel in time for the busy summer season. The six-story structure was completed in just under one year, and all project members agree that meeting the target completion date would not have been possible without using cross-laminated timber.
People spend as much as 90 per cent of their time inside buildings, and for children, adolescents and an increasing number of young adults, most of this time is spent either at home or in school. Given this situation, the design of schools is of clear importance where wood plays a vital role.
Recent Vancouver building projects with wood construction are setting the tone for sustainable innovation within the building industry, while cutting on energy costs and providing natural beauty for residents. Both The Heights and King Edward Villa feature concrete podiums, and five storeys each of wood-framed construction.
April 26 - 29
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
The Bridge - Design Talks
BC Wood, in conjunction with Brent Comber Originals will host an evening of informative talks by world renowned furniture designer and artist Brent Comber and Canadian sculptor Tana Saxby for architects and designers highlighting how wood and other media can be used effectively in non-structural applications within commercial interiors.
Date: April 26
Time: 4:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Brent Comber Studios
1657 Columbia St, North Vancouver
How To Maximize Your Time On LinkedIn
This Lunch & Learn is a one hour, group coaching session to help guide you on various aspects of LinkedIn. You will walk away with specific, measurable tactics which can be implemented immediately for prospecting, engaging and growing your network.
Date: May 2
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: KPMG Building (3rd floor)
8506 200 St, Langley
2018 Architectural Institute of B.C. Annual Conference
The largest convergence of its kind in B.C., the conference offers stimulating plenary sessions, intimate seminars, panel discussions and evening gathering for architects locally-based and abroad, where this year’s theme will be Spaces Between.
Date: May 7 - 9
Time: All day
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
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
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
View our educational resource library consisting of wood-based case studies, modules, guides, videos, fact sheets, research and toolkits.Resource 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