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WoodWorks Announces 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

 – Celebrating excellence in non-residential and multi-family wood design – Oakland, Calif. – WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, Calif. on January 27, 2015. “The Wood Design Awards are an opportunity to recognize extraordinary buildings...

WoodWorks to host national symposium on taller wood buildings

On November 6 and 7, the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host a National Symposium, “Toward Taller Wood Buildings”, in Chicago, Ill. Intended to give attendees a practical perspective on North America’s evolution toward taller wood buildings, the Symposium will focus on how designers are increasing density at lower cost by designing taller...

USDA to partner with WoodWorks to advance the use of wood in buildings

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced  a $1 million program to be implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service in partnership with the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks initiative, to provide training for architects, engineers and builders related to the use of advanced wood materials in U.S. buildings. The...

WoodWorks to host Wisconsin seminars in CLT for non-residential construction

The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting seminars in Wauwatosa and Madison, Wis. that will explore the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) in non-residential and multi-family buildings. CLT is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light and heavy-timber framing options. The seminar will introduce CLT through a series of project...

WoodWorks hosts 2nd International Timber Bridges Conference

The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program in partnership with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, the National Center for Wood Transportation Structures and the Federal Highway Administration, will host the second International Timber Bridges Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Following the success of the 2010 Timber Bridges Conference in Norway, this year’s conference offers global...

Nominations now accepted for WoodWorks’ U.S. Wood Design Awards

WoodWorks, an educational initiative providing free technical support and resources related to the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings, is accepting nominations for its 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation across eight categories. The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2013. Projects may be submitted in...

WoodWorks offers Wisconsin workshop on multi-story wood buildings

– Workshop on Building Bigger and Taller Multi-Story Wood Buildings in Milwaukee  –  UPDATE: this workshop will also be in Madison on May 15. See additional info below. The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting a workshop May 14 focused on how to build taller and bigger multi-story wood buildings. The seminar offers a...

WoodWorks announces Wood Design Awards

WoodWorks, a cooperative venture of major wood associations and organizations throughout North America, recently announced award-winning design projects. The awards recognize designers, firms and/or projects. Eight categories were open to submissions: institutional wood design; commercial wood design; interior beauty of wood; green building; innovative wood design; traditional use of wood; wood behind the walls;...

Upcoming WoodWorks webinars

WoodWorks has scheduled two upcoming webinars on wood. Possibilities with Wood in ConstructionSpeaker: Dr. Marjan Popovski, PhD, FPInnovationsNovember 16, 2011 10 am PST | 11 am MST | 12 noon CST | 1PM EST This seminar will summarize some significant changes for commercial wood buildings in the ever-evolving International Building Code (IBC). The latest...