Thermally Modified Wood

July 2, 2019

California specifiers gather for social event at Newport Beach.

I had the pleasure of attending this “mix & mingle” event hosted by Fabrice Spies and his company SoCal Building Solutions. It was a great opportunity […]
June 4, 2019

Common wood siding installation mistakes to avoid.

Installing wood siding does not need to be over thought and we can appreciate professional installers various installation approaches based on the type of material being […]
April 9, 2019

Passive Housing. Is it the future in New Construction?

We can all appreciate that energy production, as was well intended it may seem, can have unintended consequences. We remain a continent that demands products and […]
April 2, 2019

Thermally Modified Wood draws attention at 2019 International Builders Show

Las Vegas was the host city for the 2019 International Builder Show. Visitors from across North America and many other countries attended the three day exhibition. […]
March 6, 2019

Urban Wood Forum. A peak into the future of wood structures in urban centers.

I had the pleasure of attending a discussion forum on the advancement of wood structures being specified in urban areas such as the City of Toronto. […]
February 5, 2019

Its Music to My Ears! Thermally Modified Wood for use in Musical Instruments.

When you thermally modify wood the mechanical and acoustical properties of the wood are altered. Due to this there is a new industry emerging in the […]
January 3, 2019

Architects & Engineers in abundance at Wood Solutions Fair Toronto 2018

Another successful event showcasing just how versatile wood can be utilized in modern construction designs these days. Wood is being emphasized in many structural specifications that […]
December 3, 2018

What to consider when choosing wood over other siding options.

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 […]
November 1, 2018

Thermal Modification vs Torrefaction. Are there similarities?

Its a question that gets asked of me on a frequent basis.  Torrefaction of wood dates back to the Second World War. The technology was created […]