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.
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
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
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
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
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