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North America’s Tallest Wood Building

North America's tallest wood building just opened in Prince George, British Columbia. The 96-foot tall building, called the Wood Innovation and Design Center (WIDC) is a showcase for modern wood construction innovations and will serve as the home for the University of Northern British Columbia’s wood engineering program. 

Wood Innovation and Design Center, BC.

The WIDC’s architect, Vancouver-based Michael Green, combined simplicity and innovation to create a building that can stand as an easily replicated alternative to steel and concrete. Read more: North America's Tallest Wood Building Opens in British Columbia | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation... more Architecture


Cardboard Cathedrals

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral

The Cardboard Cathedral, constructed as simple A- frame structure from 98 equally sized cardboard tubes and 8 steel shipping containers, is said to be one of the safest, earthquake-proof buildings in... more Church



Urban Straw Bale

The Gateway Building at The University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus was built using prefabricated timber cassettes containing straw from the University’s

Gateway Building University of Nottingham

own farm. Bringing together the School of Biosciences and the School of Veterinary and Medical Sciences the building provides laboratories, teaching spaces and offices for the academic staff... more

New Product Showcase

Radius Track
Tthe leading expert and your single source resource for curved, cold-formed steel framing.

P&P Artec
Focus! Designed to provide minimal obstruction of view with maximum structural stability, safety and quality. 

Schweiss Doors
Schweiss Doors is proud of our sophisticated new One-Piece® hydraulic doors that swing out requiring no headroom.

LM Scofield
Scofield dyed and polished concrete floors are the ultimate in sophistication and durability.

Specializing in the design, fabrication, and installation of natural stone, tile, and/or terra cotta cladding systems. 
Abet Laminati
ABET’s Commercial Laminates- a premium product perfect for areas such as shops, hotels, salons and offices.

Specialty Door Hardware
When it comes to knowledge about interior doors, hardware and ladders we offer knowledge and friendly service. 

Advanced Glazings
Highly efficient SOLERA® Finally, we are able to tame the sun, while reaping all the benefits of natural daylighting.

Steam Sauna
A complete line of products: SteamMaster™, SteamBath™ steam generators & Serena™ heater stand for quality & innovation.

2/90 Signs
2/90 Sign Systems is experienced in directing people to, through and out of healthcare facilities.
Miami Awnings
For over 83 years Miami Awning has been a nationally recognized innovator in awning design, engineering and installation.

Besam Assa Abloy
Besam is part of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, a leading supplier of entrance automation solutions

Phantom Screens
Retractable screens for doors, windows, and large openings such as covered outdoor spaces, lift & slide systems and curtain walls.

High-performance construction products that make buildings look better and last longer.
Silioam Stone
The outstanding durability of Siloam Stone makes it suitable for even the most extreme conditions that require the natural look of stone.

Innovators - a look back


Sir Ian Athfield
(1940 - 2015)
"Oh yeah, my own house hasn’t been a very good thing for getting new clients."


Athfield’s contribution to architecture and to his society has received widespread recognition. His practice has gained more than 60 design awards, including 13 NZIA National (now Supreme New... more Duned


Sir Peter Hall  
(1932 - 2014)

"How is it we can’t get to the airport, when we can get to the moon?"

The main concern of the geographer and town planner Sir Peter Hall was


the growth and change of cities. Britain's leading expert in the field. In addition to research, teaching and acting as his subject's great communicator... more

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