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4th Anniversary Celebrations for Canadian Wood In India
Inside Track
December 12, 2016

Canadian Wood, represented in India by Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) Pvt. Ltd., celebrated its fourth anniversary in India. Present at the event were Mr. Michael de Jong, Minister of Finance, British Columbia, and senior  industry leaders from real estate, architecture and woodworking in India.The event also showcased success stories of Canadian Wood in India over this period.

News item on Brock Commons - world's tallest wood building
Wood News
December 9, 2016

Brock Commons, the world's tallest building, has been completed four months ahead of schedule. Expecting to have 700 students in it by September 2017, the 18-storey building in British Columbia, is the highest mass wood, steel and concrete hybrid project till date.It has two concrete cores and a concrete podium but the rest of the 17 stories is cross-laminated-timber floors supported on glue-laminated wood columns. The entire experiment behind this sustainable building is expected to cost approximately $51.5 million.

Canadian Wood at Woodex Asia, 2016
Woodex Asia
December 9, 2016

Canadian Wood India is proud to participate at Woodex Asia, one of the premium international exhibitions on the Wood Industry, scheduled to be held in Gandhinagar on the 9th, 10th and 11th of December 2016. Canadian Wood would be showcasing its products at the exhibition and their wood experts will be available to help visitors with their questions.

FII 4th anniversary with Min Michael de Jong
Wood News
December 6, 2016

Canadian Wood, represented in India by Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) Pvt. Ltd., celebrated its fourth anniversary in India on October 25, at its display centre in Mumbai.
Present at the event were Mr. Michael de Jong, Minister of Finance, British Columbia, and senior  industry leaders from real estate, architecture and woodworking in India. The evening was hosted in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai.

India-Suited species generate interest in Chennai
Wood News
December 1, 2016

Canadian Wood continued with its on-ground informative seminar series in late September in Chennai, with more than 50 attendees encompassing architects and interior designers, furniture manufacturers, timber importers, builders and developers. Canadian wood is represented in India by Forestry Innovation Consulting India [FII] Pvt. Ltd. The topic discussion, 'Wood from sustainable sources', was presented by Mr. Peter Bradfield, Technical Advisor, Canadian Wood. The highly informative and interactive event was managed by WoodNews.

FII celebrates fourth anniversary in India
Architects and Interiors India
December 1, 2016

Canadian Wood, represented in India by Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) Pvt. Ltd., celebrated its fourth anniversary in Mumbai in the presence of Micheal de Jong, Minister of Finance, British Columbia, Canada, and senior industry leaders from real estate, architecture and woodworking.

Enhance The Look of your Office with Canadian Wood
Home Review
November 7, 2016

Today, work is no longer synonymous with 9-5 drudgery. Organizations are keen for employees to not perceive their offices as a place to escape from. The article showcases some trendy statement pieces of office furniture, one of which is crafted in a popular Canadian Wood species i.e. Spruce Pine Fir (SPF).

Yellow-Cedar was featured in the doors & windows feature
Architects and Interiors India
November 1, 2016

In this article, experts discuss the right materials for construction of doors and windows keeping in mind a range of criteria. Yellow-Cedar from Canadian Wood was highlighted for its use for 14000+ doorframes in large-scale residential Projects.

How to get your home festive-ready
Architectural Digest
October 28, 2016

Wood is a timeless, versatile décor style that’s eternal. Whether you’re doing up your floors, sections of your rooms or walls, wood adds panache and personality to your home. Canadian Wood brings you various cedars, pines and firs such as Yellow-Cedar, Western Red Cedar, Western Hemlock, Douglas-fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF). So go ahead and give your home a serious festive upgrade now.

Woodside Story
Hindu Business Line
October 4, 2016

Pranesh Chhibber, Country Head FII India speaks about how wood is the most popular choice of material to create spaces that speak taste, elegance and luxury. In recent times use of wood has increased significantly in modern projects across residences and commercial spaces both in interior and exterior applications. But does this trend have an impact on the environment?

Minister Carr's Visit to India (Cover Story)
WoodNews Magazine
September 28, 2016

In his interview with WoodNews Magazine, Canadian Federal Minister for Natural Resources, Honourable James Gordon Carr talked about his round table discussion with prominent Indian developers, architects and furniture manufacturers held at the Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) office in Mumbai. He also mentioned about the passion, optimism and the spirit of cooperation he noticed in the Indian woodworking industry.

FII Seminar - Kochi
WoodNews Magazine
September 28, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) held a seminar on Wood from Sustainable Sources in Kochi (Kerala) on August 25th. The audience, which included leading architects, interior designers and furniture manufacturers from Kerala, was educated about new wood species from Canada, which are perfect for Indian conditions.

Sustaining Life
Property Expert
May 16, 2016

When used as a building material, wood adds natural warmth to living space. Innovative new technologies have contributed to a wider range of wood construction system solutions and building opportunities. Wood showcases the beauty of nature, radiates warmth and adds value. As a natural material, it brings inherent feelings of being connected to the environment and brightens any space. The physical and working properties of sustainable wood allow unmatched options for designing and finishing.

DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABLE WOOD GROWS IN HOUSING
99acres
April 21, 2016

Wooden furniture, doors and windows and other wood interior designs are commonplace in Indian homes and businesses. The natural ambience created by use of wood products makes it the premier choice in our homes, workplaces and community facilities. As building technologies evolve, this material is increasingly in demand. Wood costs less -both economically and environmentally and it’s one of the most beautiful, versatile, durable and renewable raw materials available. It is used not only in interior and exterior applications but also for structural applications.

WEST VANCOUVER AQUATIC CENTER: WHERE WOOD MEETS SUSTAINABILITY
Project Vendor
April 11, 2016

Wood tolerates high levels of humidity and is capable of absorbing and releasing water vapor without compromising its structural integrity. The West Vancouver Aquatic Centre, completed in January 2004, is unique for its extensive use of wood. This project combined the refurbishment of an original 25-year-old aquatic facility with the addition of a leisure pool, accessible hot pool, 65-ft waterslide, family change rooms, multi-purpose room, fitness areas and public viewing areas.

CANADIAN WOOD GOES TO RAJASTHAN
Wood News
March 31, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India), the market development agency funded by the Ministry of British Columbia to promote Canadian solid wood lumber in India, hosted educational seminars in Jodhpur and Jaipur recently. Jaipur is the largest hub in the country for furniture manufacturing.  FII took the attendees through the working properties of Canadian wood species perfect for furniture manufacturing especially for wooden carving.

CANADA'S WOOD AND FOREST PRODUCTS TRADE DELEGATION VISITS INDIA TO EXPAND THE WOOD TRADE
Ply Gazette
February 1, 2016

With a view to exploring the possibilities of expansion in the Indo-Canada wood trade, a trade delegation visited Bengaluru and Mysore from February 21-29, 2016. The delegation held meetings with important members of the wood and woodworking industry and discussed the ways and means to increase import of wood from British Columbia, Canada to India. Canadian wood is popularly used in India for manufacturing furniture, solid wood doors, windows, cladding & paneling and exterior structures like gazebos and pergolas.

COVER STORY INDIAWOOD 2016 - 'SOFTWOODS' ARE PERFECT FIT FOR ARCHITECTS
Wood News
January 31, 2016

India has a large demand for wood and softwoods or coniferous wood is one of the wood types that are fast filling this demand. Imports of coniferous woods stands at a staggering 35% of the total wood imported and this percentage is growing. Architects that have worked with softwoods endorse it for its beauty, versatility and durability. 

COVER STORY INDIAWOOD 2016 - WESTERN RED CEDAR IN ALL ITS GLORY
Wood News
January 31, 2016

Canadian Wood from British Columbia featured an outdoor gazebo in Western Red Cedar, between Halls 2 and 3 at the IndiaWood 2016 venue. The gazebo was a testimony to the Canadian species' great outdoors ability, versatility and attracted a large number of visitors completely impressed with the structure.

A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTOIN
Inside Track Magazine
January 30, 2016

India has always had a vibrant history of wood craftsmanship both in wood products and structural parts. Being heavily reliant on imported wood to fulfill its growing demand, there is a need for quality sustainable wood products that are environment friendly while being functionally appropriate. Canadian Wood sourced from sustainably managed forests and certified by either PEFC/FSC has become an option to fulfill critical need gaps in the Indian market catering to a broad range of interior and exterior wood applications.

DESIGNING WITH CANADIAN WOOD SEMINAR PROVIDES ARCHITECTS & MANUFACTURERS A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
Green Construction + Design
January 30, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India) is the market development agency for Canadian Wood in the country. In association with Core, FII India hosted an evening for architects, interior designers and end-use manufacturers to explore possibilities of designing and building with Canadian Wood. Canadian Wood species are best used for producing furniture, wooden cladding, pre-fabricated homes, panelling and making exterior garden structures like wooden gazebos and pergolas.

FII INDIA HOSTED A NETWORKING MEET FOR B.C. MINISTER MICHAEL DE JONG WITH WOODWORKING PROFESSIONALS
Architecture Update
January 15, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt Ltd (FII India) hosted a networking meet for Honorable Minister Michael de Jong, Minister of Finance, British Columbia,Canada and his delegates during his official visit to India. The event also had active participation from architects, contractors and professionals from the wood working industry. The minister was enthusiastic about the prospects of better trade between Canada and India especially in the segment of wood.

CERTIFIED CANADIAN WOOD SHOWCASED AT GREEN BUILDING CONGRESS 2015
Ply Gazette
January 8, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (Fll India), the market development agency for Canadian wood in India, participated in the Green Building Congress tradeshow held from November 19-21, 2015 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. FII provided alternatives to traditionally used hardwoods with a range of wood species from British Columbia, Canada. Sourced from sustainably managed forests, Western Hemlock, Douglas-fir, Yellow Cedar, Western Red Cedar and SPF are well suited for exterior and interior applications. FII India's customized booth spread over an area of 36 sq.m.

CANADIAN WOOD ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
Architecture Update
January 1, 2016

Wood has been used in the construction of all kinds of interiors, buildings, structures and enclosures for centuries, primarily due to its availability, ease of use and physical properties. Over a period of time as society has become more informed and sophisticated, it has become evident that wood, a sustainable resource unlike any other, requires human interaction and good management to ensure true sustainability.