Learn about the latest wood design and construction trends within these four building applications while earning Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) recognized continuing learning units towards professional development.
With its wide-ranging use of different wood species, the Prince George Airport demonstrates how a high-traffic building can benefit from the resilience, versatility, durability, and thermal characteristics of wood. These were important considerations for this northern city, situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, which is prone to cold, harsh winters.
An effective insulator with a warm aesthetic, wood is particularly well suited to the demanding atmospheres of swimming pools — as well as ice rinks in arenas. Wood tolerates high levels of humidity, offers acoustic and thermal benefits, and absorbs and releases water vapour without compromising its structural integrity. Indoor pool design has evolved to include ample use of natural light and bold, innovative uses of B.C. wood from sustainably managed forests.
Interview with Darryl Condon, Managing Principal of HCMA Architecture + Design, who has embraced and often pioneered the use of wood and mass timber in community, civic, and recreational aquatic facilities throughout British Columbia and Canada. He shares why wood is often an integral material in the buildings they design, and how they’ve pushed the boundaries of what is possible with wood.
Located in John Hendry Park in east Vancouver, this ice rink was the first phase in the replacement of an aging community centre facility. The rink served as a practice facility for competitors who participated in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and opened for public use after the Games.
Four case studies and architectural drawings that provide solutions to common issues in mass-timber building design are now available.
January 6 - April 11
Online Industrial Wood Finishing Certificate Course
The certificate program provides participants with a broad understanding of the field of wood finishing. It's designed for individuals who have some general experience in wood finishing and would like to expand their knowledge.
Once completed, participants will have the knowledge and experience to do the following:
Understand why finish is applied to wood and how wood properties affect finishing
Able to identify the best finishing system based on the products end-use
Trouble-shoot wood finishing problems
Design a safe and efficient finishing facility
Starts January 6, 2020 - April 11, 2020. One week intensive practical - April 6-10, 2020
Date: January 6 - April 11
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pmLearn More
Seismic Requirements for Part 9 Buildings
Learn about BC Building Code’s (BCBC) 9.23.13 lateral provisions in detail; from braced wall bands, braced wall panels, anchorage to nailing provisions. Background information on the provisions will be described in depth. Get a glimpse of the upcoming WoodWorks® software that’s designed to show how to comply with BCBC 9.23.13. This event is approved for 3 CPD points and it is also available via webinar.
Date: January 30
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver
Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) Open House
This is a networking opportunity to learn more about the education, training, research and industry assistance programs that go on at CAWP, including short presentations on topics of interest to the wood products industry community and practical demonstrations and exhibits in machine lab areas.
Date: January 30
Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, UBC
2424 Main Mall St., Vancouver
February 12 - 13
BUILDEX - the largest building event in Western Canada - brings together talent from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations in a market of constant transformation. 600+ exhibitors showcase their latest products at this trade event, bolstered by 90+ industry tailored seminars.
Over 14,000 industry professionals attend the 2-day event which includes professional development seminars, networking opportunities, and the chance to discover hundreds of products and services.
Date: February 12 - 13
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
999 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