FII India recently completed the first commercial demonstration project using B.C. wood, Kapur Villa. The Villa features Douglas fir in both structural and appearance applications.
Advances in wood product and building systems in B.C. are creating opportunities for larger structures.
UBC's 18-storey innovative tall wood building is under construction. The building, a new student residence, is scheduled to be finished in the fall of 2017 and will house approximately 400 students.
The Dream Home Canada (DHC) serves not only as a showcase for British Columbia wood products and construction technology; it is also the consolidated home offices of FII China and the Canada Wood Group.
British Columbia is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations.
FII supports third party programs that meet strategic priorities identified through consultation with industry and through independent research into trends and opportunities in global markets.
FII has developed a variety of research, video footage, case studies, forest factsheets and imagery for use by B.C. forest companies and associations to assist with marketing efforts at all levels.