Bringing together professionals in the in the built environment, Wood Week BC 2017 will showcase wood design, building and manufacturing expertise across British Columbia. Taking place in Vancouver from February 23 to March 6, 2017, this exciting and informative event series will focus on the latest trends and topics in wood building and design, wood research, innovation and environmental performance with a range of educational sessions, tours and networking opportunities.
Presented by the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, FPInnovations, BC Wood and Wood WORKS! BC, the program will be comprised of four dynamic events over ten days, where attendees can take full advantage of all Wood Week BC has to offer.
BC Wood is an industry led not-for-profit trade association that has supported British Columbia’s value-added wood products industry for over 25 years. BC Wood’s Board of Directors represent the seven sectors that make up the value-added wood products industry including millwork, furniture, cabinets, remanufactured lumber products, log and timber frame construction, pre-built structures, and engineered wood products.
With the combined support of the provincial and federal governments and industry, BC Wood assists small and medium sized manufacturers to increase sales by expanding existing markets and entering new ones through their business development and capacity building services.They are a voice for the industry, bringing innovative ideas to the table and insight into how to strengthen BC’s wood culture. Learn more about BC Wood at www.bcwood.com.
The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) at the University of British Columbia is Canada’s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP offers a wide range of training courses, professional e-learning programs, in-plant training, product development, manufacturing improvement services, and technical workshops and tours. CAWP conducts and coordinates applied research and development, and supports the award-winning B.Sc. in Wood Products Processing and its cooperative education program. Learn more about CAWP at cawp.ubc.ca.
FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations’ staff numbers more than 525 employees. Its R&D laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal, and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada. Learn more about FPInnovations at www.fpinnovations.ca.
Wood WORKS! BC is a program of the Canadian Wood Council that supports innovation and provides leadership on the use of wood products and systems in design and construction. For more than 18 years, Wood WORKS! has facilitated practical, efficient, versatile and cost-effective building and design solutions through the use of wood – the most sustainable, climate-friendly and only renewable major building material on earth.
Through awards programs, conferences, workshops, seminars and case studies, Wood WORKS! provides inspiration, education, training and technical expertise to building and design professionals and local governments involved with commercial, institutional and industrial construction projects throughout the province. Learn more about Wood WORKS! BC at wood-works.ca/bc.