Explore the virtual tour of Samuel Brighouse Elementary School - Navigate through the corridors, library, gymnasium & music room to discover the extensive use of wood incorporated in the design, including the impressive undulating wood roof.
With forestry being a central component of Quesnel's economy, it was natural for community leaders to further the area's culture of wood by featuring it as a key structural and finishing component of their new arena. This two-storey facility is a focal point for the community and will also serve as a venue for live entertainment, trade shows and community events.
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.
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.
Timber Frame Construction: Reserved Modern Vs. Grand Classic
Timber Frame and Heavy Timber has always been part of the Whistler architectural vernacular. This tour and seminar, hosted by Roy Manion of BC Wood offering 3 core LUs, explores two recently completed homes on Alta Lake showcasing the contrasting approaches to timber framing - One venue exemplifies clean and contemporary but with the warmth and interest of timber construction, the second venue is best described as an old world lodge with all the comforts and convenience of the modern world.
Date: June 15
Time: 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Lakeside Park
3375 Lakeside Rd., Whistler
A Comprehensive Insight into Factory Prefinishing & Fire Retardent Coatings
Factory finishing is a versatile process that can be used on an extensive range of building materials prior to installation and is recommended by many experts including research groups, coating companies, and wood products associations. Factory finishing can take advantage of specialized finishes including Fire Retardant Coatings (hot topic of late), and many others applied under ideal conditions. The process results in optimal product performance and significant savings with labor and coating costs. Join BC Wood, partnering with factory finishing firms Woodtone and The Door Painters, in this AIBC approved event that includes tours and seminars.
Date: June 21
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Door Painters
4848 275 St., Aldergrove
Breakfast & Learn: Introduction To Door Applications, Design Trends & Cross Laminated Timber Panels: Opportunities & Challenges When Specifiying
As part of its ongoing educational program, BC Wood is pleased to offer Nanaimo Chapter of Architects a “Breakfast & Learn” session consisting of two seminars on B.C.’s wood products: i.) Introduction To Door Applications & Design Trends (1.0 Core LU), ii.) Cross Laminated Timber Panels (CLT’s): Opportunities And Challenges When Specifying (1.0 Core LU). For more details or questions, contact Ken Hori at 604-882-7100.
Date: June 27
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Nanaimo River Room B, 101 Gordon St., Nanaimo
Lunch & Learn: Introduction To Door Applications, Design Trends & Cross Laminated Timber Panels: Opportunities & Challenges When Specifiying
As part of its ongoing educational program, BC Wood is pleased to offer Victoria Chapter of Architects a “Lunch & Learn” session consisting of two seminars on B.C.’s wood products: i.) Introduction To Door Applications & Design Trends (1.0 Core LU), ii.) Cross Laminated Timber Panels (CLT’s): Opportunities And Challenges When Specifying (1.0 Core LU). For more details or questions, contact Ken Hori at 604-882-7100.
Date: June 27
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Location: Cedar Hill Golf Club
1400 Derby Rd., Victoria
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