Upcoming Events

December 1 - 11

Austria / Germany Technical Tour including 25th International Wood Construction Conference

The Canadian Wood Council, supported by National Research Council (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), is offering a technical tour in Austria and Germany with the following objectives:

To achieve professional and technical development for Canadian engineers and architects working on the advanced wood-engineering and in particular on the construction sites, and not as much on the design, with the goal of achieving the targets fixed by the federal government in terms of building with wood in Canada.

To remain connected to FDI leads and prospects since programmed site visits will be done at manufacturing plants and construction sites of Austrian companies and offer support for their expansion in Canada.

For a complete schedule and to sign-up, please contact Peter Moonen at pmoonen@wood-works.ca

Date: December 1 - 11

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

December 1 - 7

“Holzbau 2019” Prefabrication and Timber Building Technical Tour and Conference (Italy and Austria)

CAWP, in partnership with UNBC, is organizing a technical tour for architects, construction and wood builiding products manufacturers, public sector officials and policy makers. The tour will begin in Italy, on Sunday 1st of December and end in Munich on Saturday 7th of December, including three days at the inaugural Holzbau Forum in Innsbruck, Austria.

A group of 15-20 industry participants, accompanied by 'tour guides' from CAWP, will visit state of the art production facilities of innovative producers of prefabricated homes and modular building systems, world renowned timber structures, and building component manufacturers.

Date: December 1 - 7

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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January 6 - April 11

Online Industrial Wood Finishing Certificate Course

The certificate program provides participants with a broad understanding of the field of wood finishing.  It's designed for individuals who have some general experience in wood finishing and would like to expand their knowledge.

Once completed, participants will have the knowledge and experience to do the following:

Understand why finish is applied to wood and how wood properties affect finishing

Able to identify the best finishing system based on the products end-use

Trouble-shoot wood finishing problems

Design a safe and efficient finishing facility

Starts January 6, 2020 - April 11, 2020. One week intensive practical - April 6-10, 2020

Date: January 6 - April 11

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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January 30

Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) Open House

This is a networking opportunity to learn more about the education, training, research and industry assistance programs that go on at CAWP, including short presentations on topics of interest to the wood products industry community and practical demonstrations and exhibits in machine lab areas.

Date: January 30

Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, UBC
2424 Main Mall St., Vancouver

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Project Gallery

Our comprehensive Project Gallery contains quick access to a large database of projects. Each profile contains a detailed overview of the project as well as the wood used to achieve the end result.

Project Gallery

Carbon Calculator

With growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, building designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. The Carbon Calculator is a free tool that evaluates the carbon footprint of a wood building and provides results that include carbon storage and avoided emissions.

Carbon Calculator

B.C. Supplier Directory

British Columbia wood product suppliers offer a wide range of high-quality wood in both construction and appearance grades. Manufacturers in B.C. deliver a variety of commodity and specialized wood products – from dimensional lumber, engineered, mass timber and speciality products, to furniture, doors and windows, pulp, paper and pellets.

B.C. Supplier Directory

Resource Library

View our educational resource library consisting of wood-based case studies, modules, guides, videos, fact sheets, research and toolkits.

Resource Library

Image Library

The B.C. forest industry can download and use any of over 2,000 high-quality professional photographs at no charge for upcoming projects.

Image Library