Located next to the Kootenay National Park, The Village of Radium Hot Springs sits in a forested valley. The region also has many talented woodworkers. When Village leaders decided to build a new community hall and library, they knew the project presented the perfect opportunity to showcase wood. The resulting hall has become a centerpiece for the municipality, completely revitalizing the community meeting space.
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 primary purpose of the Pacific Autism Family Centre is to consolidate state-of-the-art resources and research into a ‘knowledge hub’ to better address the growing challenge of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in B.C.
Brock Commons Tallwood House is an innovative tall wood student residence at the University of British Columbia (UBC), currently the tallest contemporary mass timber hybrid structure in the world. Explore the virtual tour.
MEC’s commitment to a broad approach to sustainability, incorporating environmentally-responsible, resource-conserving and socially-enlightened strategies are showcased in their head office. Explore the virtual tour.
Started as a small family-owned company in Penticton B.C., Structurlam has expanded over the past five decades into a global leader in mass timber buildings. Ron McDougall, mass timber specialist, explains the current state of the company and mass timber industry and where he feels they are headed in the future.
Explore the virtual tour of Samuel Brighouse Elementary School – Navigate through the corridors, library, gymnasium & music room to discover the extensive use of wood incorporated in the design, including the impressive undulating wood roof.
This case study features five buildings, representative of the diverse and varied application of new techniques and best practices for five- and six-storey wood-frame construction in B.C.
Home to the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world, B.C. is a proven leader in using wood to increase the speed of construction and deliver community and environmental benefits in projects of all sizes.