Events

October 11 - February 5

Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes - Regional Meetings

Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018 and explore a variety of approaches to comply with them. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements with the focus on single family and low-rise residential buildings.

The seminar was developed in collaboration with the Building and Safety Standards Branch, CHBA-BC, BOABC, EGBC, ASTTBC, AIBC, and new home warranty providers. You may filter the BC Housing events page by ‘Building Smart’ to view details on all regional events.

Date: October 11 - February 5

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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November 8 - December 19

Building Lasting Change 2019: Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations at Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)'s Building Lasting Change 2019 conference is now open to all CaGBC members who wish to share their expertise, insight and leadership. Topics of interest for presentations include sustainability tools and programs along with the latest innovations in green building technology and materials used to address the risks associated with climate change.

Date: November 8 - December 19

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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December 5 - March 25

Call for Timber Bridges Expressions of Interest

The Government of Canada created the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program to encourage greater use of wood in construction projects in Canada. The Call for Expressions of Interest for timber bridges with spans of 20 metres and more in the following categories: Traffic and Pedestrian is now open.

Date: December 5 - March 25

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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December 11

OTB X Material Matters - WOOD - Series Part Two

Material Matters is a research centre at Emily Carr University, exploring the material and social implications of emergent modes of fabrication. Outside the Box started as a meetup and has become a monthly forum for industrial and interior designers, artists, artisans, furniture makers, manufacturers, builders, architects and anyone interested in using wood as a medium to create with. The presenters during the course of this series will highlight the emerging practices, methodologies and processes they are using to add value to our forest resources and connected communities.

Date: December 11

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Integrated Motion Studio
520 E 1st Ave, Room 1400 ·, Vancouver

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January 7 - April 5

UBC - Online Certificate in Industrial Wood Finishing

Part-time online training program with a one-week hands-on practical session - this is North America's most comprehensive wood finishing certificate program.

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.

Date: January 7 - April 5

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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January 21

Carbon / Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Workshop

Hosted by Wood WORKS! BC, this full day event is designed to provide architects, engineers, contractors, sustainable design consultants as well as building, planning and regulatory officials with the basic knowledge and tools to understand life cycle assessment and embodied carbon impacts. Participants will receive advance materials for preview, including sample building exercise files, presentations in PDF and written format, and a copy of the Athena Impact Estimator.

Date: January 21

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: University of British Columbia – Okanagan campus
3333 University Way, Kelowna

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January 22

Carbon / Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Workshop

Hosted by Wood WORKS! BC, this full day event is designed to provide architects, engineers, contractors, sustainable design consultants as well as building, planning and regulatory officials with the basic knowledge and tools to understand life cycle assessment and embodied carbon impacts. Participants will receive advance materials for preview, including sample building exercise files, presentations in PDF and written format, and a copy of the Athena Impact Estimator.

Date: January 22

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
2210 West Mall, Vancouver

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January 31

UBC Centre For Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) Open House

Learn more about the education, training, research and industry assistance programs that take place at CAWP, including presentations on topics of interest to the wood products industry community and a walk around tour to view practical demonstrations and exhibits in the machine lab areas while networking with machinery, software and educational partners.

Date: January 31

Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: UBC Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall St., Vancouver

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February 4

Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

Hosted by World Trade Centre Vancouver and BC Wood, this workshop will explain the Trade Accelerator Program that is designed to help small-medium enterprises tap into their full export potential. Objectives: Navigate complexities of the global trade ecosystem | Leverage Canada's deep trade and investment resources | Access tailored, face-to-face coaching and advice | Learn about international best practices | Accelerate export readiness | Develop and implement a new market entry plan | Expand your global trade footprint and increase revenue

Date: February 4

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Downtown Kelowna
Location to be determined.,

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February 13 - 14

BuildEx 2019

Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. With over 600 exhibits, and more than 80 educational seminars BUILDEX attracts over 14,000 attendees annually.

Date: February 13 - 14

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

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March 4

15th Annual Wood Design Awards in BC (2019)

The Wood Design Awards bring together people from all sectors to recognize leadership and innovation in wood use. The awards also serve as an opportunity to publicly recognize and encourage continued excellence in the building and design community and in the forest industry. This high profile annual event celebrates innovative structural and architectural uses of wood and provides an opportunity for architects, engineers, building designers, builders and project owners to showcase their projects.

Date: March 4

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

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May 28 - 30

CaGBC 2019 Annual Conference - Building Lasting Change

Hosted by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC), this national event attracts delegates representing every aspect of the green building industry including engineers, architects, designers, builders, manufacturers, real estate professionals and policy advisors. The 2019 "Building Lasting Change" theme will surround striking a balance between carbon reduction, health and resilience.

Date: May 28 - 30

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
999 Canada Place, Vancouver

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September 30 - October 3

WOODRISE World Congress

This second edition focuses on mid- and high-rise wood buildings, with topics on acoustic and vibration performance, seismic risk prevention, fire safety, forest resources and wood products, Asian construction markets, and sustainable design of building envelopes. This new edition aims to ensure the continuity of WOODRISE and stimulate the synergy established between international participants, while positioning wood as a leading building material within a sustainable and eco-responsible urban development environment.

The event will be presented in partnership with members of the WOODRISE Alliance, including FP Innovations, and in collaboration with national partners.

Date: September 30 - October 3

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Quebec City Convention Centre
1000 René-Lévesque Boulevard East, Quebec City

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