FOR THE MEDIA
Over the course of the coming year, changes will be recommended around the way Canadian homes and businesses are constructed. We have pulled together information on the new wood mid-rise opportunity for media. Here you’ll find images, videos, press releases, backgrounders and more.
REVIEW SOME CASE STUDIES
This section allows you to explore case studies and videos that demonstrate the potential of the new wood mid-rise opportunity.
MID-RISE CONSTRUCTION B.C.
A case study showcasing four demonstration projects; the University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, University of British Columbia BioEnergy Research and Demonstration Facility …view case study »
WOOD INNOVATION AND DESIGN CENTRE
The Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in downtown Prince George, British Columbia is scheduled to be completed in the fall of…view case study »
Did you Know...
Wood Costs Less
Wood products sold in North America offer advantages in terms of material, construction and environmental costs.
Wood is versatile?
Wood’s design flexibility makes it suitable for a wide range of building types and applications, both structural and aesthetic.
Wood Meets Code?
Today’s building codes coupled with advances in wood science and building technology have expanded options for wood construction.
Wood is Renewable?
Unlike other products that deplete the earth’s resources, wood is the only major building material that grows naturally and is renewable.
Wood is Safe
Wood buildings are designed to meet the fire, structural, resistance to earthquakes and wind, requirements of the building code.
GETTING THE FACTS STRAIGHT
Shaky Facts Causes Gaps
Gordon Hoekstra’s article in the February 2nd Vancouver Sun entitled: “U.S. expert warns B.C. of potential earthquake risk to wood-frame homes” would lead many to believe that British Columbia’s wood-frame housing stock is at significant risk of collapsing into the Pacific. In this article, Peter Yanev, founder of EQE Consulting, states: “…unprecedented destruction of wood-frame…
Surrey fire chief discusses safety in wood construction
Wood Industry Stands by Safety of Mid-Rise Construction
Cement Industry takes ‘cheap’ shot for fear of losing market share Ottawa, ON, August 21st, 2014 – It’s a fact; wood-frame construction has been the preferential construction option for millions of homeowners throughout North America for decades. From the historical days when settlers relied on the bounty of the land for their shelter and food,…