Register for Wood Design Awards Luncheon and Full Day Technical Session
March 25th, 2015 | Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax NS
Registration Deadline March 20th, 2015
Fostering a Wood Culture in the Atlantic region
Atlantic WoodWORKS! is a regional program of the Maritime Lumber Bureau, as part of the national industry-led initiative of the Canadian Wood Council, with a goal to support innovation and provide leadership on the use of wood and wood products. We encourage decision makers and design/build professionals to pursue sustainable, life-cycle smart wood construction and to support build with wood policies.
Most importantly, Atlantic WoodWORKS! is a partner, equipped to provide free technical support to assist stakeholders and designers with whatever challenges arise throughout the process of bringing wood buildings from concept to construction.
Through workshops, seminars and case studies, WoodWORKS! provides education, training and technical expertise to building and design professionals involved with commercial, institutional and industrial construction projects.
Atlantic WoodWORKS! provides practical, efficient, versatile and cost-effective building and design solutions through the use of wood -- the most sustainable, natural and renewable building material on earth.
Facility operators and residents are looking for accommodations and services that are accessible, safe, cheery, and bright, and
yet economical to construct and maintain. Wood construction offers many advantages—for example, wood-frame construction
is economical, and wood finishes and exposed wood members offer architectural appeal and warmth.
Cross-laminated timber (CLT), an innovative engineered wood product developed in Europe, has been gaining increasing popularity in residential and non-residential applications in several countries. Numerous impressive buildings built around the world using CLT have become a good testimony of the many advantages that this product can offer to the construction sector. While this product is well-established in Europe, work on the implementation of CLT products and systems has just begun in Canada and the United States.
Federal and provincial governments support Atlantic initiative
The Government of Canada and the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador today announced a total investment of more than $634,000 for Atlantic WoodWORKS!, a new regional initiative to promote and advance the economic and environmental benefits of wood construction.
WoodFIRST Resolutions passed in Atlantic municipalities
Municipalities are now formally recognizing that wood is sustainable, and renewable, and that wood structures minimize or eliminate the carbon footprint of a building. They are also recognizing the fact that wood meets building code requirements as permitted in the Canadian Building Code. We invite your community to demonstrate leadership in the Atlantic region by passing WoodFIRST resolutions; recognizing the historic, present and future value of wood, and thereby contributing to our wood culture.
Featured wood producer - Twin Rivers PlasterRock Lumbermill
Plaster Rock is a softwood lumbermill in New Brunswick that produces dimension lumber and studs for residential and commercial construction applications. Additionally, by-product softwood chips and biomass are utilized internally at their pulp and cogeneration operations in Edmundston, providing a secure source of SFI® certified wood fiber.