ReThink Wood

  • Wood is Renewable

    Wood is a renewable and responsible choice that helps reduce our environmental footprint.

  • Wood Meets Code
    Advanced technology and modern building codes are expanding the opportunities for wood in construction.
  • Wood Costs Less

    Wood products offer advantages in terms of material, construction and environmental costs.

Timber In The City

Parsons-Led Student Design Competition

 

Over the past decade, the design industry has been looking increasingly toward timber as a sustainable, flexible material for the construction of high-rise buildings. Parsons School of Design is helping to lead this shift through Timber in the City, Urban Habitats Competition, an architecture student competition conceived of and juried by the world-class design school in partnership with the Binational Softwoods Lumber Council and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
 

For further information on the competition and to learn how to apply click here.

2015 Wood Design Award Winners
The 2015 National Wood Design Awards highlight extraordinary innovation in wood design.
 
WoodWorks presented the awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in late January. Winners were recognized in nine categories: institutional wood design, wood in educational buildings, beauty of wood, multi-story wood design, wood in government buildings, green building with wood, commercial wood design - industrial, commercial wood design - office, and regional excellence . 
 
 
Survey Of International Tall Wood Buildings Released

Over the past several years, a number of tall wood projects have been completed around the world, demonstrating successful applications of new wood and mass timber technologies. This survey takes an in-depth look at ten international tall wood buildings, and presents some common lessons learned from the experiences of the Developer/Owner, Design Team, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), and Construction Team for each project. 
View the report.

CAD Details
Access drawings and illustrations for wood-frame construction designed for high wind, seismic, and snow loads.
CAD/REVIT Construction Documents

Prepare construction documents faster by leveraging available details related to light-frame wood construction.

Heights And Areas Calculator
Ease building code analysis while maximizing your wood building project within the limits of the International Building Code (IBC).
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
The American Wood Council (AWC) has developed environmental product declarations (EPDs) for North American wood products, including softwood lumber and glue-laminated lumber (glulam).
Span Calculator
Performs calculations for all species and grades of commercially available softwood and hardwood lumber as found in the NDS 2005 Supplement.
Connection Calculator
Provides users with a web-based approach to calculating capacities for single bolts, nails, lag screws and wood screws per the 2005 NDS.
Carbon Calculator
Promote the carbon benefits of your wood building project.
Athena Impact Estimator
A software tool that is designed to evaluate whole buildings and assemblies based on internationally recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology.
WoodWorks Wood Design Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

Each year, WoodWorks hosts an award program to recognize excellence in wood design and showcase innovative buildings that demonstrate wood's strength, beauty, versatility and cost effectiveness.

 

Enter in one or more of the following categories:

  • Multi-Story Wood Design
  • Wood in Educational Buildings
  • Wood in Government Buildings
  • Commercial Wood Design
  • Institutional Wood Design
  • Green Building with Wood
  • Beauty of Wood

There is no cost to nominate a project for a Wood Design Award.

 

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

 

Visit woodworks.org for details.

WEBINAR - Urban Acoustics

Date: 15 July 2015

 

Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm

 

Cost: Free

 

As with any issue of building performance, the acoustics of a mixed-use wood-frame structure can be designed to meet or far exceed minimal requirements. It is the responsibility of the design team to determine acoustical expectations for the project and meet them within the available budget. Through the use of case studies, this fast-paced, interactive session will explore how multi-story wood systems can be used to meet acoustical privacy goals. Discussion will focus on detailing and construction of units, and how consideration of the construction process can help keep acoustical costs down. With the objective of providing implementable solutions, the session will include construction details and photos showing what has and hasn't worked in actual buildings.

 

Speaker: Steve Thorburn, Principal Consultant, Thorburn Associates

 

Steve enjoys helping others understand the principals of acoustics and audiovisual technology. His dual degrees in electrical engineering and technical theatre give him a balanced left brain/right brain approach to project solutions. In addition to experience on more than 2,800 projects, he is an author and teacher, a past INFOCOMM Educator of the Year, and recipient of two International Communications Industries Association Facility Design Awards.

 

Join at 10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 1pm Eastern

 

Click here to register