For over five decades, the BC Forest Discovery Centre remains one of Duncan’s favourite attractions providing education on B.C.’s leading sustainable forest management practices to residents and tourists.
The centre’s upcoming exhibit “Forests Forever” is scheduled for completion in the Fall. Sponsored largely by Western Forest Products, TimberWest, Island Timberlands, Truck Loggers Association and the Island Coastal Economic Trust, the exhibit will showcase the uniqueness of B.C.’s sustainably managed forests and the leading-edge science and technology that is being implemented within the province – continuing to mark B.C. as a leader in the advancement of wood use.
“This Centre is uniquely positioned to reach thousands of people every year and to teach them not only about how communities on Vancouver Island have benefited from B.C.’s forests for generations – but also the strong, vibrant, sustainable and modern industry we have here today,” said Shannon Janzen, Vice President and Chief Forester, Western Forest Products.
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.
When Canada’s leading retailer of outdoor gear set out to construct a new head office, they chose wood as the primary building material for its performance, renewability, and aesthetic qualities.
Cutting-edge duo Robert Malczyk and Eric Karsh from Equilibrium Consulting Ltd. want to transform the way we think of timber
Eleven building projects have been selected as winners in a juried competition to support the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings.