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MEET IN MUMBAI TO EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES WITH CANADIAN WOOD
Construction Architecture
December 30, 2015

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India) organized a woodworking professionals meet in Mumbai, which showcased the versatility of Canadian Wood species - Western Hemlock, Yellow-Cedar, Douglas-Fir, SPF and Western Red Cedar. The event saw a gathering of 130 attendees which included contractors, carpenters and other woodworking professionals. The seminar conducted by Canadian Wood experts educated the audience on lumber sizes, grades, individual species' features and suppliers of Canadian Wood in India.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
DNA Property
December 26, 2015

Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director, FII India speaks to DNA on the promising new initiatives undertaken by the government and industry as a whole to strengthen infrastructure in the country. The use of clean materials and emphasis on protecting the environment has received encouragement through various government flagship programmes.

KNOCK KNOCK: ALL ABOUT WOODEN ENTRY DOORS
Window and Facade
December 16, 2015

The front door of a home makes a lasting first impression and is usually regarded as a precursor to what lies within. Even with rapidly changing trends the charm and elegance of a solid wooden door cannot be replaced by other materials. The thumb rule has always been that if you are looking for a luxe feel, solid wood door is an important component of the décor. The wood used for doors should be durable and resilient, but at the same time aesthetically appealing. Canadian wood species like Western Hemlock are ideal for door making.

BC SPECIES IMPRESS MUMBAI ARTISANS
Wood News
December 11, 2015

Carpenters and contractors get a hands-on feel of various wood species available from British Columbia, Canada. Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII-India) organized a workshop for woodworking professionals in Mumbai in mid-October, which showcased the versatility of Canadian wood species: Western Hemlock, Yellow-Cedar, Douglas-Fir, SPF and Western Red Cedar.  The event saw a gathering of 130 contractors, carpenters and other woodworking professionals.

EARTH SCIENCES BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Green Construction + Design
November 28, 2015

The University of British Columbia’s recently completed its Earth Sciences Building lives up to its reputation in the earth, atmosphere and oceanic sciences. This iconic structure is created using green building technologies, innovatively using cross-laminated timber (CLT), a new solid wood product that is as strong as reinforced concrete. The building used over 1300 cubic meters of CLT all sourced and engineered in British Columbia.

DYNAMICS OF CANADIAN WOODS
Interiors and Decor
November 11, 2015

British Columbia (B.C.) in Canada is the world's largest exporter or forest products and a global leader in sustainable forest management. Mr. Peter Bradfield, Technical Advisor, Wooden Products. Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd briefs Interiors & Decor about the dynamics of Canadian woods and how it can play a pivotal role in Indian market in upcoming years.

CANADIAN WOOD MAKES ITS MARK
Wood News
November 11, 2015

The Canadian Wood booth saw frequent footfalls throughout the three-day show in Mumbai. Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII-India) participated in the largest wood-related trade show organised in Mumbai. The event attracted woodworking professionals from all of western India, including individuals and business owners from Tier-II and III cities and towns. The Canadian Wood booth, measuring 36 square meters displayed an impressive array of Canadian wood species that attracted a huge number of interested visitors.

OPEN TO TECHNOLOGY
Architect and Interiors India
November 1, 2015

With space becoming dearer and the emergence of townships and complexes consisting of multi-level residential apartments, one thing that has become important is maximizing ventilation and sunlight in living spaces and improving indoor air quality to counter the effects of rising temperatures. To do so, companies are procuring natural materials such as Canadian wood, which is sourced from sustainably managed forests and certified by PEFC/FSC.

CASE STUDY: EARTH SCIENCES BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Buildotech
October 28, 2015

The University of British Columbia's recently completed Earth Sciences Building had to live up to the university's strong reputation in the earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. It would have to be iconic and use green building technologies. The solution was the extensive and innovative use of cross-laminated timber (CLT), a new solid wood product that is as strong as reinforced concrete. The building used more than 1,300 cubic meters of CLT, all sourced and engineered in B.C.

SMART IDEAS
DNA Property
October 24, 2015

Home is where health is. That's the new adage in our constantly busy and stress induced lives. The choices you make for home decor affects mood, sleep pattern and stress levels of members of a household. To turn your home into a beneficial space for living, working, well-being, the natural choice is wood. Wood from sustainable forests such as Canada provides benefits that go far beyond than just environmental friendly wood, which is certified either by FSC or PEFC.

BEWITCHING BEAUTY
Wood News
October 16, 2015

A touch-feel-see experience centre in Mumbai for wood species from British Columbia is a must-visit. International demand continues to make British Columbia, a resource-rich province of Canada, the world's largest exporter of coniferous wood. It is also a global leader in sustainable forest management. The attractive grain, color and strength of Canadian wood species are prized qualities in furniture manufacturing. Light colored wood species offer the flexibility and versatility to be stained to resemble a wide range of light or dark colored wood species.

CANADIAN WOOD ENSURES SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
Construction Times
September 28, 2015

British Columbia, Canada is the world leader in sustainable forest management practices and a large exporter of wood lumber. The wood procured from B.C. is certified for sustainability by independent third parties and has a positive carbon impact on the environment. The wood is mature and has excellent functional properties suited to a wide range of interior, exterior and structural applications.

CANADIAN WOOD
Home Review
September 22, 2015

The next time you make wooden furniture, doors and windows, you may want to consider using Canadian Wood, imported from British Columbia - a leader in sustainable forest management. According to the Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India), importing this wood not only saves India's forests but also creates a positive carbon footprint, despite the shipping, due to the wood’s ability to absorb carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere.

BRITISH COLUMBIA AGENCY SEEKS TO PROMOTE FOREST WOOD IN INDIA
Hindu Business Line
September 3, 2015

Forestry Innovation Investment, a Government-funded agency of British Columbia, sees immense opportunity for sale of high qual­ity forest wood in India for home and commercial applications. As a body that works collabora­tively with industry trade associ­ations and other levels of government including Govern­ment of Canada, FII seeks to pro­mote its wide variety of solid wood species for varied interior, outdoor and structural applications.

GLOBAL BUYERS MISSION 2015 - ONE OF THE LARGEST WOOD & WOODWORKING EXHIBITIONS TO BE HELD IN CANADA
Modern Woodwork
August 3, 2015

The annual Global Buyers Mission will be held in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada from September 10th–12th, 2015. The event will help Indian delegates establish new business relationships with all large scale wood producing lumber mills in Canada. The exhibition will also bring together world renowned architects and designers.

WOODWORKING PROFESSIONALS MEET TO EXPLORE THE EXCITING POSSIBILITIES WITH CANADIAN WOOD
Lakda Udyog Darshan
July 8, 2015

Woodworking professionals meet to explore the exciting possibilities with Canadian Wood. Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India) is a non-profit market development agency funded by the Ministry of British Columbia to promote Canadian solid wood lumber in India. FII India hosted a seminar and networking meet in Chandigarh to demonstrate the versatility of Canadian Wood species such as Western Hemlock, Douglas-fir, Yellow-Cedar, Western Red Cedar and SPF.

ADD BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE TO YOUR HOME WITH YELLOW-CEDAR
Wood News
May 1, 2015

Yellow-Cedar brings decay resistant, solid and durable wood to Indian homes. The warmth of wood is unmatched, especially for interior applications. There is no corner of a room that cannot be jazzed up by wood. Sadly, Indian hardwoods are hard to come by and good quality assured material proves to be very difficult. But with India opening up its doors to imported solid wood products, consumers now have an option to return to wood again.

SUSTAINABLE WOOD IS FOR A LIFETIME...AND MORE
Financial Chronicle
April 2, 2015

The natural beauty of wood is unmatched which adds to the character and warmth of any place. There is now a growing realization among consumers about wood being a trusted & eco-friendly re­source. This realization has prompt­ed the annual celebration of World Wood Day every year on March 21st, 2015. The day is celebrated to re­mind people of the true value of wood and raise awareness about its role for our sustainable future.

A TRULY VERSATILE MATERIAL
DNA Property
March 21, 2015

Gudi Padwa 2015 coincides with World Wood Day, a celebration of the availability of this natural, environment-friendly raw material. India has had a long love affair with wood. Wooden furniture, doors and win­dows are common place in Indian homes and businesses. The natural ambience of wood products makes it the premier choice in our homes, workplaces and community. Wood costs less - economically and envi­ronmentally - and it is one of the most beautiful, versatile, durable and renewa­ble raw materials available.

CANADIAN WOOD: WESTERN RED CEDAR
Home Review
February 2, 2015

Western Red Cedar is a popular option for outdoor wooden furniture as well as for many interior applications. The wood can be easily stained to a color of your choice. One of the main advantages of Western Red Cedar is its natural resistance to decay and termites; it is also one of the most durable of the coniferous woods. Sourced from certified, sustainably managed forests in British Columbia, it offers an environment-friendly way to do up your home.