National Award Program Celebrates Excellence and Innovation in the Design of Commercial and Multi-Family Wood Buildings
WASHINGTON, September 26, 2019 (Newswire.com) - WoodWorks, which provides education and free project support related to the design of commercial and multi-family wood buildings, has extended the deadline for its 2020 US Wood Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in wood design, engineering, and construction, as well as innovative projects that showcase attributes of wood such as strength, beauty, versatility, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability. The extended deadline for nominations is Oct. 14, 2019.
Projects may be submitted in the following categories:
· Multi-Family Wood Design
· Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise
· Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise
· Wood in Schools
· Institutional Wood Design
· Green Building with Wood
· Beauty of Wood
· Wood in Government Buildings
· Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures
Projects across these categories will also be selected to receive regional awards of excellence. For program rules, category descriptions, and nomination information, please visit www.woodworks.org.
Special consideration will be given to recently completed buildings, projects that utilize wood as a dominant structural element, and designs that exemplify new opportunities for wood construction.
Deadline and Eligibility
Award submissions must be received by midnight PT on Oct. 14, 2019. There are no nomination fees and multiple submissions are encouraged. To be eligible, projects and nominated firms must be located in the U.S. and projects must be fully constructed by the original deadline of Sept. 30, 2019. With the exception of the Durability & Adaptability of Wood Structures category, Wood Design Awards apply to new construction only, which includes significant additions. Structures other than buildings are not eligible. Complete details and nomination materials are available at www.woodworks.org/wood-design-awards/nominate.
Past winning projects can be viewed at http://www.woodworks.org/project-gallery.
WoodWorks – Wood Products Council provides free technical support as well as education and resources related to the code-compliant design of commercial and multi-family wood buildings.
WoodWorks staff have the expertise to assist with all aspects of wood building design, including (but not limited to): allowable heights and areas/construction types, structural detailing of wood and hybrid systems, fire resistance and acoustical-rated assemblies, efficient and code-compliant lateral system design, alternate means of code compliance, and energy-efficient detailing.
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Featured Photo is of a 2019 WoodWorks Wood Design Award Winner:
- PROJECT: ICE Block 1
- LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
- ARCHITECT: RMW architecture & interiors
- STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Buehler Engineering
- CONTRACTOR: Ascent Builders
- AWARD CATEGORY: Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise
- PHOTOS: Bernard André
Source: WoodWorks - Wood Products Council