Naturally Wood

schools

Construction Business

The new architecture of schools

From improved indoor air quality to student-centred design, now more than ever, the architecture of schools is under scrutiny.
small rental units

Construction Business

Research: construction cost analysis of MURBs

This research focuses on how to design and build NZER wood-framed, multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) as cost-effectively as possible.
industrial

Construction Business

Wood is a viable option for industrial buildings

Wood industrial buildings are nothing new. Wood construction is a viable, economical alternative for the industrial development sector.
biophilic design

Design Quarterly

Biophilic design and the impacts on health

Wood, Well-being and Performance: The Human and Organizational Benefits of Wood Buildings by by Dr. Graham Lowe looks at biophilic design.
wood school

Construction Business

Four-storey wood school design in British Columbia

The report Four-Storey Wood School Design in British Columbia: An Analysis of Structural System Cost Comparisons looks at framing options.
mass timber

Design Quarterly

Mass timber is on the rise in B.C.

A rising number of municipalities, in all corners of British Columbia, are turning to innovative mass timber construction and design.
timber tourism

Construction Business

Timber has strong ties to tourist attractions

Tourist attractions and visitor centres throughout B.C. have drawn inspiration from the natural environment, with abundant use of wood.
wood construction

Construction Business

Building civic pride in wood

Through its Wood First Act, the province of B.C. encourages public institutions to consider using wood in construction where appropriate.
wood

Construction Business

Timber tales of wood and nature

A writer and poet shares his encounters with nature and wood on a trip travelling south from Pemberton via the Lower Mainland to Penticton.
community

Construction Business

Building community with B.C. wood

Throughout British Columbia, local residents are using sustainably harvested B.C. wood to build arts, cultural and community centres.
wood wellbeing health

Construction Business

Wood is good for wellbeing and health

An increasing number of health-care facilities are making use of wood in their buildings to bring a warm, natural aesthetic.
wood benefits

Construction Business

Wellness benefits with wood

Studies have shown the health benefits of wood in the built indoor environment including lower blood pressure, heart rate, and stress levels.
wood busby

Construction Business

Busby: timber trailblazer

Architect and timber advocate Peter Busby is taking his passion for wood to another level, having worked with all manner of wood over the years.
wood busby

Construction Business

On the move with B.C. wood

B.C. forest products are a predominant structural and finishing material for a wide range of transit infrastructure throughout the province.
wood pools

Construction Business

Wood is a strong performer in pools and ice arenas

An effective insulator with a warm aesthetic, wood is particularly well suited to the demanding atmospheres of swimming pools as well as ice rinks.
hcma wood

Construction Business

HCMA’s strong wood roots

Darryl Condon and his firm, HCMA Architecture + Design, have embraced and often pioneered the use of wood and mass timber throughout B.C.
wood

Construction Business

Wood on the rise in residential and hotels

A demand for sustainable design is making wood the right choice for a variety of residential and hotel projects. Wood construction offers various benefits.