Solid Wood: Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design

Solid Wood

Over the past 10-15 years a renaissance in wood architecture has occurred with the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, elevating wood from a predominantly single-family residential idiom to a rival of concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types, including high rises. This new solid wood architecture offers unparalleled environmental as well as construction and aesthetic benefits, and is of growing importance for professionals and academics involved in green design.Purchase the book here.

Technical Position – Fire Safety

The Canadian Wood Council, the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction, seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to advance the use of wood products as a state-of-the-art building material.

The candidate will be responsible for strategic building code and standards initiatives; applied engineering problem-solving; developing new design tools and publications; and delivery of end products through seminars and media to targeted audiences, including engineers, architects, building officials and fire service.

The ideal candidate will be able to apply the principles and practices of fire safety engineering and/or fire protection engineering; have building code regulations and construction knowledge; and have sound engineering skills. A relevant engineering degree is desired, and professional registration is an asset. A minimum of three years of experience (or equivalent) in the field of codes and standards or fire protection / fire safety engineering is preferred. Ability to regularly travel within North America will be required.

In addition, the candidate should have strong communication skills both written and oral; sound computer skills; an understanding of the wood products industry; and the ability to work in an English and French environment. The position is based in Ottawa.

Interested candidates should reply in confidence by e-mail to

CWC Applauds Ontario's Decision on Mid-Rise

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and Wood WORKS! Ontario are pleased with the announcement made today by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, MPP Ted McMeekin, the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, MPP Bill Mauro, and the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, MPP Michael Gravelle, that Ontario will enact code changes to allow the use of wood-frame construction in buildings of up to six-storeys.

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