Wood Innovation Centre Opens

The Wood Innovation and Design Centre at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC, one of the tallest contemporary wood buildings in North America, officially opened last Friday. Construction of the 29.5-metre, six-storey high Centre began in 2013, said a Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training press release.
The Centre will be a catalyst for future tall wood construction not just in BC but across Canada, North America and around the globe. The building uses a variety of wood products from all parts of British Columbia, including Douglas-fir, cedar, hemlock, pine and spruce, as well as engineered wood products produced in BC.