Wood siding has been a favorite for specification by Architects for many years. You could say that it’s the grandpa of architecture. Mainly installed with a rainscreen method it works to keep moisture out of the building while protecting the rest of the wall assembly. Wood is a natural product made from a renewable resource […]
Like all exterior wood products as the wood is exposed to the ultraviolet light it begins to breakdown the woods natural color and the wood begins to fade and then grey. All natural species of woods such as Ipe, Western Red Cedar, Pine, Douglas Fir ,including thermally modified wood, will naturally grey over time if […]
Ottawa Wood Conference draws professional specifiers attention towards building with sustainable wood.
The 2018 Ottawa Wood Conference held at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa drew over 200+ architects, engineers, building officials and other members of the design community. The Ottawa conference is fast becoming the premiere event for wood education. At this years event there was several exhibitors that were showcasing wood products that could result […]
Opportunities are expanding for alternative environmentally friendly wood materials being used in the construction marketplace both in the United States and Canada and one such wood technology called “thermal modification” is gaining it’s fair share of attention. Recently at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) convention and trade show in Minneapolis thermally modified wood made […]
With the lazy days of summer 2017 coming to a close I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the summer construction season that was and take the opportunity to highlight the outdoor kitchen industry. This seems to be a growing home entertainment trend with homeowners wanting to show off their grilling […]