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.
Discover the outcomes from this event that taught essential information about wood building fire requirements in the upcoming revised buildings codes.
Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized recently at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Whistler. Five local governments were presented with awards for use of wood in their community projects by Wood WORKS! BC. The City of Surrey, Township of Langley, Village of Radium Hot Springs, Village of Hazleton and Town of Smithers were all recognized as being exemplary advocates for wood.
With thousands of names on waiting lists for student housing at British Columbia universities, the skyrocketing demand in an already crowded and expensive rental market has inspired an innovative solution at Trinity Western University.
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.
December 5 - March 25
Call for Timber Bridges Expressions of Interest
The Government of Canada created the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program to encourage greater use of wood in construction projects in Canada. The Call for Expressions of Interest for timber bridges with spans of 20 metres and more in the following categories: Traffic and Pedestrian is now open.
Date: December 5 - March 25
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pmLearn More
January 7 - April 5
UBC - Online Certificate in Industrial Wood Finishing
Part-time online training program with a one-week hands-on practical session - this is North America's most comprehensive wood finishing certificate program.
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.
Date: January 7 - April 5
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pmLearn More
Building Smart with High Performance Building Design
Presented by BC Housing and the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), this workshop will focus on innovation and building design considerations required for single and multi-unit buildings. It will explore concepts and design rules to achieve higher standards for livability, high-performance sustainability, and durability of assemblies. Industry leaders will discuss a variety of topics, including: wall, roof and attic performance, prefab assemblies, tall mass timber buildings, lighting, and thermal comfort.
Date: February 26
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
15th Annual Wood Design Awards in BC (2019)
The Wood Design Awards bring together people from all sectors to recognize leadership and innovation in wood use. The awards also serve as an opportunity to publicly recognize and encourage continued excellence in the building and design community and in the forest industry. This high profile annual event celebrates innovative structural and architectural uses of wood and provides an opportunity for architects, engineers, building designers, builders and project owners to showcase their projects.
Date: March 4
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 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