The first institutional building in Canada to meet stringent Passive House certification requirements, this wood-framed structure uses just one-quarter of the energy that a comparable commercial building would require.
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.
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
Building Smart with Insulating Walls and Roofs
Join the authors of BC Housing’s guide to R22+ effective walls and guide to R30+ effective roofs for this Building Smart seminar where attendees will learn about how to insulate wood-frame walls and roofs.
Presenters will discuss methods for building higher R-value assemblies to provide participants with the information necessary to meet increasingly stringent energy code requirements. The presentation will focus on wood-frame assemblies for low-rise detached and semi-detached homes, row-houses/townhomes, and multi-unit residential buildings up to six storeys.
CPD points: 3 (Group A)
Date: May 16
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia Street, 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
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