Services for Industrial Designers

the Designing with Wood program


DwW is a service to help BC industrial designers get familiar with wood and the wood products industry, by providing technical assistance and by creating opportunities for designers to meet companies that may be interested in manufacturing their products.

Here is a snapshot of what we can offer through DwW:

  • One-on-one technical mentoring to help designers understand the properties of different wood-based materials and select the best materials for a particular product application
  • One-on-one technical mentoring on software and processing machinery used in the woodworking industry, including 3D CAD and computer-numerical-control (CNC) equipment
  • Consultation and advice on industry structure and supply chains and how to find a manufacturer that can produce your product
  • Prototyping and product testing services

How it Works

Call us today to schedule a meeting. Technical mentoring and consultation services are available on a half day or daily basis. For consultation without the use of equipment the cost is $100/day. If the assistance provided involves the use of equipment the rate is $150/day.

Prototyping and product testing costs vary depending on the complexity of the project and the equipment required – please inquire.

The Designing with Wood program is financially supported by Forestry Innovation Investment.


Barbara Bell – 604-876-1169

Jason Chiu – 604-822-0082