The Council of Forest Industries Blog

Cam McAlpine

By Cam McAlpine

Sawbucks: BC’s Sturdy Forest Industry

ndit_infographicThose of us involved in the forest products manufacturing sector already knew how important the industry is to the provincial economy. But did we know how important? How does adding $12 billion to the province’s bottom line (GDP) sound? What about the fact that fully one quarter of all manufacturing jobs in BC are in the forest sector? And did you know that our province has more forests covered by third-party certification than any other COUNTRY in the world? These are just some of the stats revealed in brilliant form by the Northern Development Initiative Trust in a new infographic. Check it out. And then tweet it out — let everyone know.

Check out the infographic

Anne Mauch

By Anne Mauch

2015 International Wood Symposium

2015_intl_wood_symposiumThis symposium is a one-day event specifically tailored to meet the needs of designers and builders. The program will inspire, educate and show examples of how wood building systems constructed off-site are expanding opportunities to create distinctive and expressive structures. These types of systems are becoming integral to innovative architecture, design, engineering and construction.

Various experts – including some from Europe and the U.S. – will present the research currently taking place, show innovative applications that can be applied today and provide an overview of how these wood building systems are being used in diverse and complex ways.

This comprehensive one-day international wood symposium is designed for architects, structural engineers, building officials and other design and construction professionals. It’s one event this year you won’t want to miss!

2015 International Wood Symposium
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Vancouver Convention Centre (West) – Level 2
Learning credits are available – Continental breakfast and hot luncheon included

Cam McAlpine

By Cam McAlpine

Calling all wood design professionals

logo_woodworksThe folks at WoodWorks BC are once again offering a Luncheon Conference series focusing on architecture, design and construction with wood. This fall’s group of conferences take place in Kelowna (Nov. 25), Victoria (Nov. 27) and Nanaimo (Nov. 28).

These short, four-hour intensive workshops are a perfect way for decision-makers in the construction industry – architects, designers, engineers, technologists, builders and building oficials – to get immersed in the world of wood design and construction.

Presentations for the 2014 series include:

Wood at Work, Wood at Play: Derek Ratzlaff, P.Eng, Associate, Fast + Epp, Vancouver, BC

Opportunities for Wood in Constructing Architecture: Lubor Trubka, Architect AIBC, FRAIC, Principal in Charge / Lead Design Architect, Lubor Trubka Associates Architects (LTA), Vancouver, BC

Cross Laminated Timber – a solid approach to private office development: Tim McLennan, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, Director of Design & Operations, Faction Projects Inc., Principal, Eidos Architecture Inc., and Michael Hoffman, Director of Development & Construction, Faction Projects Inc., President, Braniff Construction Ltd., Kelowna, BC

For more information, and to register, go to the WoodWorks BC website.