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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 … Read more »

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WoodWorks to host Wisconsin seminars in CTL 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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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Getting real with green: affordable, eco-friendly options for rural builders

By Oliver Witte – Down here in the trenches, far removed from national catastrophes like Solyndra and Ener1, Inc., rural builders are wondering how to respond to today’s very legitimate energy concerns such as conservation, renewable energy, alternative sources, greenhouse … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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WoodWorks’ new online tool calculates cost benefits of wood construction

WoodWorks, a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations, recently launched an online calculator that allows users to compare the building or shell construction costs of wood vs. non-wood buildings. Developed in partnership with RSMeans, the tool allows users … Read more »

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WoodWorks Central still accepting nominations for Wood Design Awards

Entry deadline is October 28, 2011 WoodWorks, a cooperative venture of major wood associations and organizations throughout North America, will continue to accept nominations for its Central Region Wood Design Awards, until October 28. Awards will be presented on December … Read more »

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