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Canada supports innovative hybrid timber floor systems
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Canada supports innovative hybrid timber floor systems

Canada is advancing toward net-zero through innovations in forestry and construction. The increased demand for renewable building materials is transforming design and architecture from coast to coast to coast. This transformation includes innovations in the combination of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and post-tensioned concrete. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, has announced a combined Government of...

Western Forest Products acquires Calvert Company for US$12M
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Western Forest Products acquires Calvert Company for US$12M

Western Forest Products has announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Western has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Calvert Company located in Washington state for a consideration of $12 million U.S., including inventory of $2.5 million U.S., subject to a customary post-closing inventory adjustment. Calvert is one of the oldest glulam...

Kelowna airport expansion takes off with use of mass timber
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Kelowna airport expansion takes off with use of mass timber

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) will benefit from an expansion and upgrade using mass timber through B.C.’s Mass Timber Demonstration Program, which has supported the advancement of mass timber in several projects throughout B.C. “We would like to thank the province for investing in YLW and in the use of mass timber for our terminal building expansion,”...

Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau appoints new director of technical services
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Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau appoints new director of technical services

Vincent Remer, a German native and Canadian resident with deep experience in wood-based structural design, mass timber and structural wood connector systems, has joined Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB) as director of technical services. Remer holds a master of science in civil and architectural engineering from Germany’s HafenCity Universitat Hamburg and boasts 20 years of...

New mass timber office building welcomes occupants in Vancouver
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New mass timber office building welcomes occupants in Vancouver

Natural Resources Canada has announced the official occupancy of oN5, the first office building in Canada constructed using high-performance cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. Named for its location near the intersection of Ontario Street and East Fifth Avenue in downtown Vancouver, the top three storeys of this four-storey mass timber office building are constructed entirely out of...