Located seventy kilometres east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Senior Secondary School features wood as part of a major rehabilitation and replacement project.
School principal Rob Comeau talks about why wood is good for schools
For many, urban community and recreation centres are becoming a home away from home. Showcasing the beauty of wood, British Columbia (B.C.) forest products from sustainably managed forests are being used to help make these important facilities feel warm and inviting, enhancing well-being.
This 8,825-square-metre aquatic centre in the heart of Surrey looks ready to take flight, with catenary, undulating, glue-laminated timber cables that swoop skyward.
Read this interview with Scott Groves, who oversees design, construction, and operations of all civic facilities in Surrey, and find out how the province’s fastest-growing city is winning with wood.
Commercial and industrial buildings are incorporating more wood into their construction. Along with the strength needed to last in heavy duty applications, wood has its own unique advantages.
September 23 - 27
2019 Union of BC Municipalities Convention
The annual convention's theme for 2019 is Resiliency and Change. Registration will open on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019.
Date: September 23 - 27
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Place, Vancouver
September 26 - 29
Interior Design Show
Designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands will showcase their current works, concepts and products. In addition to experiencing installations and features, 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 26 - 29
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings Workshop - VICTORIA
This event is a working session, in which a selection of technical and regulatory challenges has been assembled from a consultation gathering with practitioners focusing on complex high-performance multi-family, commercial and institutional projects. Case study projects include hybrid mixed-use multi-unit residential building , multi-tenant office, seniors housing and mixed-use retail / commercial.
Workshop participants will collaborate across industry silos to test and identify effective solutions for designing high-performance wood buildings in BC that may include a range of design details, technical references, spec language and/or regulatory approaches.
This workshop is approved for 6 AIBC LUs.
Date: September 26
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: VICA – Vancouver Island Construction Association
1075 Alston Street, Victoria
September 30 - October 3
WOODRISE World Congress
This second edition focuses on mid- and high-rise wood buildings, with topics on acoustic and vibration performance, seismic risk prevention, fire safety, forest resources and wood products, Asian construction markets, and sustainable design of building envelopes. This new edition aims to ensure the continuity of WOODRISE and stimulate the synergy established between international participants, while positioning wood as a leading building material within a sustainable and eco-responsible urban development environment.
The event will be presented in partnership with members of the WOODRISE Alliance, including FP Innovations, and in collaboration with national partners.
Date: September 30 - October 3
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Quebec City Convention Centre
1000 René-Lévesque Boulevard East, Quebec City
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