WoodWorks Central now accepting nominations for Wood Design Awards

Entry deadline is October 14, 2011

WoodWorksWoodWorks, a cooperative venture of major wood associations and organizations throughout North America, is now accepting nominations for its Central Region Wood Design Awards, which will be presented on December 7, 2011, at the Wood Solutions Fair in Irving, Tex. The awards recognize excellence in wood design and construction, as well as innovative projects that showcase wood’s strength, beauty, versatility and cost-effectiveness.

“We want to honor those architects, engineers and designers that have found innovative ways to use wood in buildings,” said Duane Schantz, regional director of WoodWorks Central. “These are real-world examples that demonstrate how wood can help maximize the beauty, functionality and sustainability of modern buildings while in many cases minimizing cost.”

To be eligible, designers, firms and/or projects must be based in the Central U.S., including: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Projects may be submitted in nine categories: institutional, commercial, or multi-family wood design; interior beauty of wood; green building; innovative wood design; traditional use of wood; wood behind walls; and engineering.

There are no project nomination fees and multiple submissions are encouraged. Projects must have been completed in the past three years. Entrants can find nomination materials and more information at www.woodworks.org/woodDesignAwards/Northcentral/.

Deadline for entries is October 14, 2011.

Winners of Central Wood Design Awards will be recognized for their innovative designs and projects at the Irving, Tex., Wood Solutions Fair, which is expected to attract more than 400 engineers, architects, general contractors, developers and others from throughout the Midwest. Free to design and building professionals, Wood Solutions Fairs combine topical seminars with a trade exposition to deliver a comprehensive educational experience for individuals considering or using wood in non-residential or multi-family structures.

Images of past winning entries, more information and nomination forms are available on the WoodWorks website, www.woodworks.org .

About WoodWorks
An initiative of the Wood Products Council, WoodWorks is a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations, as well as research organizations and government agencies. It provides one-stop access to the widest possible range of information on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family structures. For more information, call 1-866-966-3448 or visit www.woodworks.org.



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