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Montreal Wood Solutions Fair
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National Education Coordinator – Wood WORKS! Canada Program

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is the national association of the structural wood products industry. CWC is seeking a dynamic, action-oriented, results-driven, National Education Coordinator to help implement the Wood WORKS! / CWC Wood Education Roadmap. The Education Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  1. Facilitate the creation of new integrated and experiential learning opportunities for students in architecture, engineering and construction management disciplines;

  2. Manage the development and delivery of new resources and content for educators and students;

  3. Create, maintain and grow a network of champions, and

  4. Proactively liaise with key decision makers to promote wood education in schools.

Learn more here.

Submissions Invited for New Tall Wood Buildings Demonstration Program – Green Construction Through Wood

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) applauds the commitment of Natural Resources Canada to position our country as a leader in the global low-carbon economy; helping Canada reach its climate change targets for 2030 under the Paris Agreement. The Green Construction Through Wood (GCWood) Program, will link scientific advances and data with technical expertise to showcase the application and sustainability of innovative mass timber structural building solutions that are 10 storeys or more.

“Our industry is encouraged to see Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources recognize wood construction as a solution to achieving our country’s commitment to reducing the overall carbon footprint of our built environment,” explains Etienne Lalonde, Vice President Market Development, CWC.

The previous Expression of Interest for tall wood buildings resulted in the successful completion of the world’s tallest hybrid wood building, Brock Commons Tallwood House, an 18-storey student residence at the University of British Columbia and a 13-storey residential complex (Origine) in Québec City. Building upon this success, GCWood will provide funding to assist Canadian developers, builders, designers and construction experts to recognize the potential for tall wood construction.

The objective of GCWood is to identify building project(s) in the concept, schematic or design development stages, within Canada, which safely and successfully demonstrate the use of wood as a viable structural element/system in buildings of 10-storeys and more.

Above and beyond the safety, environmental and economic benefits of wood, the demonstration project(s) will push designers, builders and manufacturers to further refine the specification and use of structural wood products - ultimately expanding upon the opportunity for new market development.

The deadline for submissions to the GCWood EOI is December 6, 2017. To learn more, visit www.gcwood.ca or e-mail nrcan.gcwood-cvbois.rncan@canada.ca.

2017 Ontario Wood WORKS! Wood Design Awards

Architects, engineers, developers and other construction industry professionals at the forefront of wood design in Ontario came together to celebrate excellence in wood design at the 17th annual Wood WORKS! Awards night in Toronto on November 2, 2017. The awards program honours people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction.

Ontario Wood WORKS! presented 12 awards at the event. Ten awards went to specific wood projects and two were given to professionals for contributions to the building industry that advance the case for wood design and construction.

Click here for the complete list of winners:

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From this Issue

Fire Testing Completed on Full-Scale Mass Timber Building with Promising Results
Read more on p. 38 of our digital edition.


LP Goes to Extremes to Demonstrate Performance of Legacy Sub-Flooring

In a remote forest north of Vancouver, product experts from LP Building Products and two of the world’s leading kayakers embarked on the ultimate mission: to demonstrate the strength and durability of LP Legacy sub-flooring by exposing it to one of Mother Nature’s biggest extremes. Under the lens of adventure photographers and videographers, the team sent an LP Legacy sub-flooring panel over the edge of Britannia Falls, a 70-foot drop flowing at 625 cubic feet per second. The panel then remained in the falls’ swirling wake overnight. Twenty-four hours later, when the team retrieved the board from the river, the panel showed some bumps and bruises but no signs of swelling.

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Contact Us

The Canadian Wood Council is the national association representing manufacturers of Canadian wood products used in construction. Wood Design and Building magazine is the official publication of the CWC.

Wood Design and Building magazine invites you to submit your project for consideration and possible publication. We welcome contributed projects, bylined articles and letters to the editor, as well as comments or suggestions for improving our magazine.

Please send your submissions to Theresa Rogers, Executive Editor trogers@dvtail.com


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