Naturally Wood Continuing Education Units Now Available

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British Columbia wood and mass timber is being used in innovative building design and construction solutions throughout the province. Learn about the latest wood design and construction trends within these four building applications while earning Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) recognized continuing learning units towards professional development.

Commercial and Industrial Buildings
These structures are incorporating more wood into their design and construction than ever before. Wood’s strength and resiliency is well suited to heavy duty applications, and its warmth makes it welcoming when used in retail and office spaces. The speed and efficiency that off-site prefabrication offers are ideal for manufacturing buildings with a repeatable floorplan, and easily installed on-site.

Health Care and Wellness Institutions
Wood use in these environments is on the rise, as studies support a positive human response to exposed wood. More and more, scientific evidence is pointing to the effects that exposure to nature and natural, organic materials can have in calming the mind.

Educational Facilities and Schools
Wood’s versatility makes it an excellent choice for educational building and renovation projects. It can be less expensive than other major building materials, and research shows it creates safe, healthy and inspiring learning environments.

Multi-family Residential and Accommodation Buildings
With advancements in construction technology, modernized building codes, and a demand for sustainable design, wood is proving to be a viable, safe and effective material. Wood is well suited for construction in hard-to-reach remote locations and tight urban sites, while modular prefabricated wood technologies can speed up construction schedules and reduce overall costs.

View the available continuing education units (CEUs).