Located next to the Kootenay National Park, The Village of Radium Hot Springs sits in a forested valley. The region also has many talented woodworkers. When Village leaders decided to build a new community hall and library, they knew the project presented the perfect opportunity to showcase wood. The resulting hall has become a centerpiece for the municipality, completely revitalizing the community meeting space.
For over five decades, the BC Forest Discovery Centre remains one of Duncan’s favourite attractions providing education on B.C.’s leading sustainable forest management practices to residents and tourists.
The primary purpose of the Pacific Autism Family Centre is to consolidate state-of-the-art resources and research into a ‘knowledge hub’ to better address the growing challenge of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in B.C.
Brock Commons Tallwood House is an innovative tall wood student residence at the University of British Columbia (UBC), currently the tallest contemporary mass timber hybrid structure in the world. Explore the virtual tour.
MEC's commitment to a broad approach to sustainability, incorporating environmentally-responsible, resource-conserving and socially-enlightened strategies are showcased in their head office. Explore the virtual tour.
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.
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) National Forum
The session is open to RAIC members, non-members, members of the public, media and anyone with an interest in architecture. It is free of charge. Topics will include:News from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC); New insurance program for architects; National architecture policy; New approach for RAIC chapters, committees, and task forces with a regional focus and national mandate; Regional advocacy issues; and 2019 Festival of Architecture.
Date: August 21
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Robson Square
800 Robson Street, Vancouver
September 6 - 8
Global Buyers Mission
Join this networking tradeshow developed to bring together qualified international buyers of wood products from around the world, with Canadian manufacturers of products that include finished materials, building supplies and remanufacturing products. In addition, forge new business relationships with architects, designers, developers, builder & contractors.
Date: September 6 - 8
Time: All day
Location: Whistler Conference Centre
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler
September 18 - 23
IDS - Interior Design Show
This design show is the Pacific platform for all things design, featuring designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands who have come together in Vancouver to showcase their current works, concepts and products. There will also be opportunities to hear from some of the design world’s most notable and talented personalities and connect with a long list of world-class designers that either call Vancouver home, or call on Vancouver for inspiration.
Date: September 18 - 23
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
October 1 - November 23
15th Annual Call for Nominations - Wood Design Awards in BC
Nominate a deserving architect, engineer or building owner for an innovative and inspiring wood project | Celebrate excellence in wood building and design as winners are recognized before their peers, industry leaders and media at the much-anticipated annual awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre | Recognize projects throughout BC – and now internationally with the International Wood Design category
Date: October 1 - November 23
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pmLearn More
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