Registration Open for Virtual Wood Solutions Conference (November 16 – 20)
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY BIRD RATE (A $75 DISCOUNT) FOR THE FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS!
The annual Wood Solutions Conference is dedicated to showcasing innovative advancements and applications for wood products and building systems in design and construction. Leading-edge speakers will inform and inspire you at the 2020 Virtual Wood Solutions Conference.
Don’t miss this exceptional week of learning to advance your knowledge and ingenuity with wood!
- Learn about the latest in wood innovations from distinguished presenters and two renowned keynote speakers
- Interact with wood product experts at the virtual exhibit hall and find the resources you need to achieve your vision in wood design and building
- Participate in seminars with wood design leaders and project teams from across Canada
- Earn up to 14 continuing education credits
The 2020 Wood Design & Building Awards is NOW OPEN for submissions!
Are you, or someone you know, involved in a project that embodies the essence of innovative wood design? Submit your project(s) to our Awards program for your chance to be featured in various conferences, press releases, and highlighted in the Wood Design & Building award winning and popularly circulated awards book and magazine.
SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTS TODAY!
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors: SFI, Sansin, Real Cedar, Canadian Wood Council & the Wood WORKS! program.
NEW this year! – Wood WORKS! Awards has partnered with the Wood Design & Building Awards program to offer wood design project proponents double the chances of winning! With one submission(entry) to the Wood Design & Building Awards program, projects built in the provinces of BC, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario in the past three (3) years will be automatically submitted to the Ontario Wood Design Awards, Prairie Wood Design Awards and the Wood Design Awards in BC.
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
2020 Catherine Lalonde Memorial Scholarships Application
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.
We’re Hiring a Vice President of Market Development
If you’re a results-driven experienced senior leader, looking for a dynamic role, then look no further, because we have just the role for you. Apply today to be the Vice President of Market Development at the Canadian Wood Council.
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
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, 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.