Forest communities will see more jobs and opportunity from B.C.’s proactive adoption of building code changes that allow the safe construction of taller wood buildings.
The 2019 Wood Design Awards, hosted by Wood WORKS! BC, honours excellence in wood building and design.
Located in Surrey, B.C.’s fastest growing municipality, this facility with its dramatic suspended roof form is the first project to be completed on the ‘super block’ that is destined to become a regional campus of health, wellness and sports excellence.
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.
Research on wood in the built environment, has been incorporated into Clean Energy Canada’s new report on public infrastructure: Building the Future. The policy primer looks at how smart decisions can cut pollution, save money, and support a clean economy.
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
April 3 - 5
2019 COFI Convention
BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) will hold its annual convention, the largest gathering of the forest sector in Western Canada. Each year this event attracts industry CEOs and executives from continental North America and overseas companies, senior representatives from customers, suppliers, financial institutions, law firms, as well as local, provincial, federal government and First Nations leaders.
Date: April 3 - 5
Time: 6:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Confab is a new one-day professional development event which offers interactive workshops, panel discussions, and intimate seminars - all with the common goal of promoting conversation and a shared learning experience among fellow architects.
Date: May 7
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
May 28 - 30
CaGBC 2019 Annual Conference - Building Lasting Change
Hosted by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC), this national event attracts delegates representing every aspect of the green building industry including engineers, architects, designers, builders, manufacturers, real estate professionals and policy advisors. The 2019 "Building Lasting Change" theme will surround striking a balance between carbon reduction, health and resilience.
Date: May 28 - 30
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
999 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