Wood Design & Construction Solutions Conference

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The Wood Design & Construction Solutions Conference is timed to coincide with Wood Week BC – four events across 10 days, driving innovation in wood design and construction toward a low carbon, cost-effective and efficient future built environment. Hosted by the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, FPInnovations, Wood WORKS! BC, BC Wood, and supported by the Government of B.C., through Forestry Innovation Investment, this multi-day program will focus on the latest trends and topics in wood building and design, wood research, innovation and environmental performance with a range of educational, touring and networking opportunities. Learn more at www.woodweekbc.ca.

The Forest Products Association of Canada and the Canadian Wood Council bullfrogpower Head Offices as part of “30 by 30” Climate Challenge

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Ottawa, ON, September 22, 2016—Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, is announcing a new partnership that will see both the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) choose 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas for their head offices in Ottawa. Read the press release.

Tall Wood Building Demonstration Project Reaches New Heights in Canada

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Three years after launching a request for an Expression of Interest, through funding received from Natural Resources Canada, for Canadian design teams willing to undertake an innovative approach to designing and building high-rise wood demonstration projects, the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) was proudly in attendance at the ‘topping out’ celebration of the University of British Columbia’s Brock Commons Phase 1 tall wood student residence. Read the press release.

2015 Wood Design Manual is now available!

Wood Design Manual 2015

Wood Design Manual 2015The Wood Design Manual is the essential wood design publication. The 2015 edition (published 2016) is updated in compliance with National Building Code of Canada 2015 and CSA Standard O86-2014. The major updates include the mechanics based approach for determining the shear resistance of shearwalls and diaphragms along with the selection tables that were developed based on this methodology. Also included are updated nails, screws and bolts selection tables, and design information on mid-rise wood frame construction. The 2015 Wood Design Manual includes the “Engineering design in wood” Standard (CSA O86-14) and is available in a printed format. An electronic format will be available soon. Purchase your copy today!