PRINCE GEORGE – The Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC), one of the tallest contemporary wood buildings in North America, officially opened today, on budget and on time, further positioning B.C. as a leader in wood innovation and design.
Construction of the 29.5-metre, six-storey high WIDC began in 2013 with 13 different B.C. companies working collaboratively and employing about 250 staff throughout the province.
The WIDC will be a catalyst for future tall wood construction not just in B.C. but across Canada, North America and around the globe. The building uses a variety of wood products from all parts of British Columbia, including Douglas-fir, cedar, hemlock, pine and spruce, as well as engineered wood products produced in B.C.