Japan Reconstruction

 In November of 2012, Ken Thiessen and I had the opportunity to visit the Sendai area of Japan that was heavily damaged from the 2011 Tsunami. The devastation was overwhelming, both the physical size of the area and the extent which people lives were forever changed. In the traditional Japanese… Read More

Green Up

Offered by Canada Green Building Council – Green Up, Canada’s building performance program.   With annual energy costs for Canada’s commercial building sector amounting to $17.6 billion and lighting, heating and cooling of buildings representing 50-60% of annual greenhouse gas emissions, there is much room for improvement. Striving for better… Read More

Qualicum home featured in Green Building Advisor

Our customer’s new Pacific Home and their article on green insulation methods was featured in the Green Building Advisor –  the complete source for building, designing and remodeling green homes. As the landscape around our building site disappears under a rare blanket of snow, the sheathingon our houses has been… Read More

Presenting BC’s First Pink House

Pacific Homes and Pacific Truss together with PinkWood present British Columbia’s first “ALL PINK” house, building a safer, healthier home using PinkWood’s innovative mold, moisture and fire resistant coating. All the framing materials used for this home have been coated with PinkShield, a coating proven to resist mold, moisture and… Read More

PinkWood helps in a condo fire in Calgary

PK Fireboard helps to reduce damages at a multi-family construction site fire in McKenzie Towne, Calgary, Alberta. There was a 3 alarm fire at a multi-family construction site in McKenzie Towne on Sunday night September 16th, 22 units were destroyed and 12 units damaged. Thankfully no one was hurt but… Read More

EVENT: BC’s First Pink House!

Join us Thursday, September 06, 2012 at 11:00 AM for BC’s First Pink House Event!  43 Seagirt Rd, East Sooke, BC V9Z 1A1 Click the link to download the invitation.  

In architecture, wood is now on the cutting edge

John Bentley Mays – Special to The Globe and Mail – Published Wednesday, Aug. 15 2012, 11:06 AM EDT  At first, it can seem like the fantasy of an overwrought tree-hugger. A tall building with a structural frame fashioned from wood?  If this is indeed a dream, it may be… Read More

Pink and Lovin’ It!

The walls were all loaded and ready for delivery to site for BC’s First Pink House. After they arrived I took a trip down to Sooke to see how the Pink House was coming along. I was delighted to see it going together so well and looking so PINK! Related: Seeing Pink!… Read More