Woodrise Alliance

The WoodRise Alliance is a grouping of organisations whose aim is to form a global network on innovation and research and development to improve and promote medium to high rise timber buildings.

The Alliance represents a commitment for each of its members to collaborate at a global level, in order to exchange on low-carbon construction and the harmonious development of urban and rural territories.

Formalised on 14 September 2017, during the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) WoodRise Congress, it originally included three co-organisers:

  • FCBA (France)
  • FPInnovations (Canada)
  • Building Research Institute (Japan).

Today, it includes 24 official representatives from 15 different countries.

  • Europe and European countries: 13
  • North America: 4 (3 Canada and 1 USA)
  • Asia: 4 (Japan 3 and China 1) => Asia: 4 (3 Japan and 1 China)
  • South America: 1 Brazil

In addition, three types of organizations are members of the WRA, with a fairly balanced proposrtion between them :

  • Training units and organizations : 7
  • Technical centers and public and private research institutes : 11
  • Associations and professional groups : 6



Download the 2017 Mémorandum

Read the official press release (only in French)