Upcoming Events

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 pm

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February 27

Building Envelope Guide for Houses

Part 9 residential construction is evolving and the Building Envelope Guide for Houses has now been updated to reflect many new and expanded industry methods. This includes proven techniques and high-performance assemblies that support advances in energy efficiency and seismic provisions. A new section also explores Insulated Concrete Form construction for houses.

This session will look at these revisions and changes that have evolved as a result of two major code changes, and the addition of the Step Code for energy efficiency in homes.

This event is approved for 3 CPD points and it is also available via webinar.

Date: February 27

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver

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March 2

Cellulose Nanomaterials: Revolutionary and Renewable Lecture

Provided by the Department of Wood Science in the UBC Faculty of Forestry, Prof. Derek Gray will speak about “Forest-based Nanocellulosic Materials” and the lecture will be followed by refreshments and a poster session from researchers in the Faculty of Forestry and the Bioproducts Institute. RSVP by February 21.

Date: March 2

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: UBC Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall St., Vancouver

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March 4

Wood Construction Costing Beyond 2020: Drilling Down Through Details

With BC’s recent early adoption of the 2020 national building code, there will soon be a surge of taller mass timber buildings in planning and construction.

This workshop is tailored to help these sectors understand the differences in pricing wood projects relative to other materials. Experienced professionals will share their knowledge and experience – both successes and challenges which will inform designers, estimators, contractors and developers attending this workshop. This is the first workshop offered by Wood WORKS! BC featuring presenters with extensive experience in wood projects, from concept through detailed estimating and to final assembly.

Date: March 4

Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place, Vancouver

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Project Gallery

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

Carbon Calculator

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

Resource Library

View our educational resource library consisting of wood-based case studies, modules, guides, videos, fact sheets, research and toolkits.

Resource Library

Image 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