Forest Product Industry First to Respond to Growing Climate Change Challenges
The Canadian Wood Council is supportive of the Forest Products Association of Canada’s May 2nd launch of the ‘30 by 30’ climate change challenge – a commitment to help Canada remove 30 megatonnes (MT) of CO2 by the year 2030. Read the press release.
American and Canadian Wood Councils Announce two New Environmental Product Declarations
The American Wood Council (AWC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations (EPDs) for cellulosic fiberboard and laminated strand lumber (LSL), bringing the available EPDs for North American wood products to 11. Read the press release and check out the EPDs.
Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC
Inspired and innovative designs of wood structures in smaller urban BC centres and mid-rise construction were in the spotlight tonight at the 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC. Included in the awards were many impressive large public buildings including a museum, visitor centre and a diplomatic property located outside of BC and Canada. read the press release.
Engineering Guide for Wood Frame Construction Now Available
The CWC publication Engineering Guide for Wood Frame Construction 2014 Edition is now available. This fourth edition is produced to provide guidance to engineers, building designers, building officials, builders, and students on the structural design of wood elements and connections for wood frame buildings that meet the requirements of Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada. The Engineering Guide aids designers in bridging the gap between an engineered design following Part 4 of the NBC and a prescriptive design following Part 9 of the NBC. Coming soon – package deal with online version and print copy.