Tall Wood is on the Up-and-Up in Toronto

The Arbour, a 10-storey building planned for George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus, is one of the winning recipients of the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program. Launched by Natural Resources Canada, the GCWood Program encourages the broader awareness and domestic capacity for wood in Canadian construction. The Arbour, which will use mass timber products, will demonstrate wood’s ability to complement other building materials in innovative applications such as tall construction. Read the press release.

Premier John Horgan Supports a Strong and Sustainable Future for BC’s Forest Industry

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) applauds Premier John Horgan’s announcement today at the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) annual convention to choose wood construction wherever possible for public sector buildings.  Read the press release.

Canadian Wood Council Commends the Government of British Columbia for Supporting Forest Communities

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) applauds the Government of British Columbia’s announcement today in support of opportunities in the province for forest communities and innovative low-carbon solutions such as tall wood construction. Read the press release.

Fire Safety / Fire Protection Engineering

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

2018 Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Submissions to the awards program were thoughtful in design and highlighted wood’s aesthetic and structurally diverse capabilities. The Wood Design & Building Awards program is a unique opportunity to recognize exceptional wood buildings and celebrate design teams that continually challenge the possibilities for wood in construction. Read the press release.

Latest Case Study on Brock Commons Now Available

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on Brock Commons – the advent of tall wood structures in Canada. Read the case study.

Latest case study on industrial buildings is available

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on industrial buildings. Mass timber is making its mark on the residential and commercial sectors, and is now making inroads into a new sector which has long been dominated by concrete tilt-up and steel-frame construction – industrial buildings.

This case study examines three recently completed industrial buildings in BC, each of which uses engineered mass timber products and systems in a distinct and different way. Together they offer insights into how industrial construction might evolve to offer greater environmental performance, speed and flexibility of construction at little additional cost over traditional methods.

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Mid-Rise Best Practice Guide is now Available!

2017 Wood Design Manual is now available!

The Wood Design Manual 2017 is now available! The two-volume publication includes CSA O86-14 – Updates 1 & 2 with CLT design guidance. Purchase a copy today!

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