Upcoming Events

October 11 - February 5

Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes - Regional Meetings

Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018 and explore a variety of approaches to comply with them. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements with the focus on single family and low-rise residential buildings.

The seminar was developed in collaboration with the Building and Safety Standards Branch, CHBA-BC, BOABC, EGBC, ASTTBC, AIBC, and new home warranty providers. You may filter the BC Housing events page by ‘Building Smart’ to view details on all regional events.

Date: October 11 - February 5

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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November 8 - December 19

Building Lasting Change 2019: Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations at Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)'s Building Lasting Change 2019 conference is now open to all CaGBC members who wish to share their expertise, insight and leadership. Topics of interest for presentations include sustainability tools and programs along with the latest innovations in green building technology and materials used to address the risks associated with climate change.

Date: November 8 - December 19

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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 pm

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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 pm

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Project Gallery

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

Carbon Calculator

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

Resource Library

View our educational resource library consisting of wood-based case studies, modules, guides, videos, fact sheets, research and toolkits.

Resource Library

Image 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