With physical samples, case studies, technical details about materials, building ideas and case studies, the Toolkit is your one-stop resource for British Columbia wood products.
The Architect’s Toolkit comprises of three sections: Engage, Inspire, and Innovate.
Engage: To help you choose the best wood species for your next project, this section contains information on the properties, usage and commercial availability of 11 species of B.C. wood.
*The physical version of the Architect’s Toolkit includes samples of 11 types of B.C. wood species and three engineered wood products: cross-laminated timber, OSB and plywood that you can see, touch and show to clients.
Inspire: Explore case studies, videos and continuing education units (CEUs) in this section. The Building Green with Wood Toolkit provides resources for addressing green building rating systems. Further information includes details of B.C.’s Wood First Policy, third-party forest certification and how wood can help mitigate climate change.
Innovate: To help you design and build innovative structures with B.C. wood products, this section provides links to suppliers and technical advisors. Find information on wood performance and maintenance guidelines related to strength, durability, adaptability, energy efficiency, fire and seismic.
To access the online version of the Architect’s Toolkit and for more information, please click here