Wood, particularly in British Columbia, is an inherently valuable resource for the design and construction community, with a huge opportunity to increase its use in both new construction and renovations and upgrades. Thanks in part to advances in the industry, wood can now be used in applications that were traditionally reserved for concrete and steel – and it should be a regular part of our architectural, engineering and construction vernacular.

One sector that deserves special attention when it comes to an increased use of wood in design and construction is the education sector, with a focus on K-12 schools.

Project Essentials

  • LocationVancouver, BC
  • PartnerForestry Innovation Investment
  • TypeIndustry Report

We are proud to have co-authored a new report titled, “Wood Use in British Columbia Schools.” The report was written in collaboration with Thinkspace for Forestry Innovation Investment. It highlights the advances in wood use technology, updated BC building codes, government support, and appreciation for the use of wood and its significant sustainability benefits – a lower carbon footprint when compared to concrete, as well as an ability to store (sequester) carbon in the building once it is complete and keep it out of the atmosphere.

The guide is a must-read for school districts, administrators, and design professionals on the use of wood and wood products in the construction of K-12 schools in British Columbia.

Download a copy here..