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.

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. 
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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.
Architectural Record Innovations Conference

Architectural Record Innovation Conference
April 30, 2015
Los Angeles, CA


Innovative architecture requires expanding the boundaries of the discipline by spurring creativity through design and technology. At this year’s West Coast conference, Architectural Record brings together key figures who have generated a range of imaginative solutions for the built world today and for the future. From architects practicing outside the discipline to principals of large firms to materials experts and graphic designers, the event’s participants represent different approaches to original problem solving in a rapidly changing world.

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WEBINAR – Preservative-Treated Wood: Use and Specification
Date: May 13 2015
Time:12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free

In applications where wood may be exposed to moisture, insects or fungal organisms, preservative-treated wood can help ensure a building’s durability. In this presentation, participants will learn about the manufacturing process for pressure-treated wood, available products and their differences, and how preserved wood is used in construction. Topics will include types of preservative treatments and the required levels of retention, as dictated by the end-use application, desired service life and exposure conditions. AWPA Use Category standards and ICC-ES Report Evaluations will be reviewed, and current issues concerning treated wood in residential and commercial construction be discussed. Participants will also receive free access to the Treated Lumber smartphone app.

Speaker: Butch Bernhardt, Western Wood Preservers Institute

Butch is the program and communications manager for the Western Wood Preservers Institute (WWPI) based in Vancouver, Wash. Bernhardt has provided product support and education on wood products for nearly three decades. His responsibilities at WWPI include product education, technical publications, standards, distance learning and digital design tools for preserved wood products. Bernhardt holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and is the third generation in his family to work in the wood products industry.

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

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference

American Institute of Architects Convention (AIA)
May 14-16
Atlanta, Georgia

 

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2015 is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting—it all comes together for an experience that will supercharge your year.

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