The Canadian Wood Council is pleased to share our latest report – Insuring Timber
The Canadian Wood Council is pleased to share our latest report – Insuring Timber. Over the years, CWC has commissioned several studies to investigate and understand the workings of the Canadian and Global Insurance industry as it relates to #timber. Taking a slight detour from our usual focus on technical support, this document provides a high level overview of our findings and hopes to encourage collaboration across sectors by inviting interested allies to join CWC’s proactive initiatives and programs over the coming months.
Inspiring Excellence in Wood Architecture & Design
Wood Design & Building magazine has announced the winning projects from the coveted Wood Design & Building Awards program. Launched in 1984, the awards program recognizes and celebrates the outstanding work of visionaries around the world who inspire excellence in wood architecture. Click here to view the full press release
Virtual Map Highlights Leading-Edge Wood Buildings throughout Canada
The Canadian Wood Council and Forests Ontario kicked off the start of National Forest Week with the launch of their new, interactive digital map featuring wood buildings across Canada. The map celebrates the benefits of building with wood by highlighting select projects from coast to coast. Read the press release.
A Nuclear First for Canada – Wood Used at the Chalk River Laboratories
The wood products industry can add ‘nuclear’ to its resume! The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) project located in Chalk River, represents the first research campus in the country to use engineered mass timber as a structural material. The new wood hybrid buildings will receive support under the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program. The Program, administered by Natural Resources Canada, aims to broaden the awareness of wood as a sustainable and renewable construction material and to increase the domestic capacity for wood in Canadian construction. Read the press release.
2020 Catherine Lalonde Memorial Scholarships for Wood Related Research
The Catherine Lalonde Memorial scholarship is awarded to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their studies of structural wood or wood design. The Canadian Wood Council invites submissions from graduate students in engineering, architecture, wood science and forestry programs, whose wood research transcends the same level of passion that Catherine Lalonde championed relentlessly for the wood/wood products industry. The submissions must demonstrate the direct benefit of structural products manufactured by the Canadian forest products industry. Submission deadline October 30, 2020.
Canada’s wood construction industry is adapting to meet the needs of our audiences despite challenges presented by COVID
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. This video provides an overview of a Wood WORKS! BC workshop at the City of Surrey Fire Department Training Facility which demonstrates fire performance with a live burn of three large demonstration boxes, including one of mass timber, and summarizes the learning outcomes essential for understanding taller and larger wood building fire requirements.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Second Edition of The Case for Tall Wood Buildings has been Published
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, the updated cradle-to-gate EPDs include softwood lumber, plywood, oriented strand board, laminated veneer lumber, I-joists and glue-laminated lumber. View the press release.
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