Explore the virtual tour of Samuel Brighouse Elementary School - Navigate through the corridors, library, gymnasium & music room to discover the extensive use of wood incorporated in the design, including the impressive undulating wood roof.
With forestry being a central component of Quesnel's economy, it was natural for community leaders to further the area's culture of wood by featuring it as a key structural and finishing component of their new arena. This two-storey facility is a focal point for the community and will also serve as a venue for live entertainment, trade shows and community events.
This case study features five buildings, representative of the diverse and varied application of new techniques and best practices for five- and six-storey wood-frame construction in B.C.
Home to the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world, B.C. is a proven leader in using wood to increase the speed of construction and deliver community and environmental benefits in projects of all sizes.
Local start-up thrives with help from wood innovation funding and marketing and production experts.
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.
2018 Lunch & Learn Marketing Program
Join BC Wood’s upcoming marketing workshop with brand specialist, Laura Tetzlaff from Sandbox Marketing! This event takes the form of 3 individual Lunch & Learn-style workshops, and three 1-hour personal coaching sessions. Note that the two Lunch & Learns to follow the May 7th session are tentatively scheduled for late June and late September, but may change depending on participants’ schedules.
Date: May 22
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: KPMG Building
8506 200 St, Langley
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
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
2018 Wood Solutions Conference
Dedicated to design and construction with wood products and systems, including mass timber, this one-day educational event will showcase wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-unit residential construction through specifically designed seminar streams, new and current topics and an interactive trade show.
Date: November 6
Time: 8:00 am - 4:45 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