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Design for Disassembly

Beyond salvage, Design for Disassembly (DfD/A) in BC and Canada’s building sector is growing. While pick-up has been gradual, some examples are helping lay the groundwork for the broader industry. By definition, DfD/A is the design of…

Wood and the Circular Economy

British Columbia’s construction sector is coming full circle—and thinking differently about the environmental impact of materials they specify. They’re looking for ways to change from a ‘take-make-waste’ approach to a more circular economy.…

2022 Prairie Wood Design Awards Winners

“The winning projects go above and beyond in demonstrating design excellence and innovation in their use of wood as a building material,” says Rory Koska, Program Director of Wood WORKS! Alberta. “They are simply spectacular visually and…

A Balance of Work and Play

In the world of office furniture, Artopex is an industry leader. Based in Granby, QC, they have grown significantly over their 40 years to become renowned throughout North America. A few months ago, they were named one of Canada’s Best…

Designing Zen Bathrooms

It’s important to note that after the kitchen, a well-renovated bathroom does the most to increase the value of a house. The kitchen is the heart of the home and where life happens, so encourage your customers to make the bathroom their…

Indigenous Skill Building

British Columbia’s construction sector is anticipated to grow significantly in the coming decade, making skills training for young people—the workforce of tomorrow—essential. To meet this need, Indigenous communities throughout the province…