WoodWorks British Columbia announced the winners of the 2018 Wood Design Awards at the Vancouver Convention Centre, honouring excellence in wood building and design, and leadership and innovation in wood use. Presented in association with the Canadian Wood Council (CWC), this year’s awards were dominated by innovative architectural and structural design in taller and larger mass timber buildings.
Registration is open for the 2017-2018 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers British Columbia (ASHRAE BC) Technology Awards. The honours recognize outstanding achievements by Society members who have successfully applied innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ), and energy conservation.
Last week, WoodWorks British Columbia, a division of the Canadian Wood Council, announced its nominees for the 14th annual Wood Design Awards. More than 100 projects and industry professionals are recognized across 14 categories, including the newly introduced Prefabricated Structural Wood division, which honours creative design and innovative use of prefabricated wood systems, components, and modules in a variety of building types.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of this year’s Institute Honor Awards, recognizing projects exemplifying excellence in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design. One of the recipients under the architecture category, Audain Art Museum in Whistler, B.C., was cited by judges as “a beautiful, dynamic project that literally wraps users around nature, blurring the boundaries between man-made and natural.”
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has not only introduced two new categories to its Leadership Awards, but also signed an agreement with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) to embark on a joint venture.
Professionals interested in learning more about the benefits of offsite construction—such as time and cost savings, reduced waste, and improved safety—can do so at the Offsite Construction Expo (OSCE) this fall.