ABOUT THE CANADIAN WOOD COUNCIL

We represent the Canadian wood products industry through a national federation of associations. The Canadian Wood Council provides technical and knowledge transfer services relating to Building Codes, Standards and Regulations. More  >

Why build with wood

Safe

Wood buildings, meet, and in some cases exceed, the safety requirements of the Building Code.

Strong

Today’s wood buildings and products are durable.

Sophisticated

Advanced research and technology are expanding the application options for wood products.

Sustainable

Wood is the only renewable building material that is harvested from responsibly managed forests.

Safe

Wood buildings, meet, and in some cases exceed, the safety requirements of the Building Code.

Strong

Today’s wood buildings and products are durable.

Sophisticated

Advanced research and technology are expanding the application options for wood products.

Sustainable

Wood is the only renewable building material that is harvested from responsibly managed forests.

Safe

Wood buildings, meet, and in some cases exceed, the safety requirements of the Building Code.

Strong

Today’s wood buildings and products are durable.

Sophisticated

Advanced research and technology are expanding the application options for wood products.

Sustainable

Wood is the only renewable building material that is harvested from responsibly managed forests.

WHAT’S NEW?

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NEW! Fire Demonstration Video

Wood WORKS! BC has released a new educational video, Fire Performance Demonstration Workshop 2.0 – Understanding fire design: applications. Changes to the NBCC mean new considerations for fire, with Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) in tall buildings as a new construction type in the code.

Second Edition of The Case for Tall Wood Buildings has been Published

The Case for Tall Wood Buildings expands the discussion of where we will see wood and specifically Mass Timber in the future of the world’s skyscrapers. Read the second Edition of the Case for Tall Wood Buildings.  

Canadian and American Wood Councils Update Environmental Product Declarations

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and American Wood Council (AWC) have released updates for six environmental product declarations (EPDs) for North American wood products. Originally developed in 2013,

RFP Deadline Extended – Wood Handbook for Builders

The Canadian Wood Council is extending the due date for proposals to develop the Wood Handbook for Builders to Friday May 1, 2020 until 4:00PM (EST) This extension is in response to requests by proponents who have indicated challenges of working remotely and other difficulties created by the current pandemic.

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WHAT’S NEW?

NEW! Fire Demonstration Video

Wood WORKS! BC has released a new educational video, Fire Performance Demonstration Workshop 2.0 – Understanding fire design: applications. Changes to the NBCC mean new considerations for fire, with Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) in tall buildings as a new construction type in the code.

Second Edition of The Case for Tall Wood Buildings has been Published

The Case for Tall Wood Buildings expands the discussion of where we will see wood and specifically Mass Timber in the future of the world’s skyscrapers. Read the second Edition of the Case for Tall Wood Buildings.  

Canadian and American Wood Councils Update Environmental Product Declarations

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and American Wood Council (AWC) have released updates for six environmental product declarations (EPDs) for North American wood products. Originally developed in 2013,

RFP Deadline Extended – Wood Handbook for Builders

The Canadian Wood Council is extending the due date for proposals to develop the Wood Handbook for Builders to Friday May 1, 2020 until 4:00PM (EST) This extension is in response to requests by proponents who have indicated challenges of working remotely and other difficulties created by the current pandemic.

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