Communities in British Columbia value natural beauty for their public buildings, so it was expected that the project’s architects would use wood to capture the essence of the site’s beauty, which includes a salmon stream running through a forested area with walking trails alongside sports fields. Learn more about the use of wood to provide design versatility and warmth to balance sleek design as explored through June's profile of Delbrook Community Recreation Centre.
Started as a small family-owned company in Penticton B.C., Structurlam has expanded over the past five decades into a global leader in mass timber buildings. Ron McDougall, mass timber specialist, explains the current state of the company and mass timber industry and where he feels they are headed in the future.
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.
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.
July 24 - 26
2018 Assembly of First Nation's Conference and Circle of Trade Show
Circle of Trade provides manufacturers the opportunity to meet, network and showcase products to over 4,500 key decision makers and influencers from a growing market within the First Nations communities across Canada. This event is an excellent opportunity for BC Industry to develop inroads working with First Nations.BC Wood will organize and coordinate a "Wood Products Pavilion" at this year's Circle of Trade.
Date: July 24 - 26
Time: 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
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