Events

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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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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February 26

Building Smart with High Performance Building Design

Presented by BC Housing and the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), this workshop will focus on innovation and building design considerations required for single and multi-unit buildings. It will explore concepts and design rules to achieve higher standards for livability, high-performance sustainability, and durability of assemblies. Industry leaders will discuss a variety of topics, including: wall, roof and attic performance, prefab assemblies, tall mass timber buildings, lighting, and thermal comfort.

Date: February 26

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: The Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street, 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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March 12

Workshop on Engineered Wood Products and Connector/ Hardware Design

This workshop is designed to provide the latest information on engineered wood products and connector/hardware design as recent changes to the code will have a significant impact on the seismic design of wood frame buildings.

Date: March 12

Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Trus Joist Parallam Plant
1272 Derwent Way, Delta

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March 13

Workshop on Engineered Wood Products and Connector/ Hardware Design

This workshop is designed to provide the latest information on engineered wood products and connector/hardware design as recent changes to the code will have a significant impact on the seismic design of wood frame buildings.

Date: March 13

Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Trus Joist Parallam Plant
1272 Derwent Way, Delta

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March 13

Wood-based Systems for Open Living and Work Spaces: Interior Partition Systems - Webinar

FPInnovations, in collaboration with 475 High Performance Building Supply and the Canadian Wood Council, engaged in a project to introduce wood fibre insulation products into Canadian construction through a series of high profile demonstration buildings. The objective of the work was to expose wood fibre insulation products through these demonstration buildings to accelerate their acceptance into Canadian and other North American markets. This webinar focuses on wood fibre panels potential use as interior partition systems. To join the meeting:
Adobe Connect link: http://fpi.adobeconnect.com/march_13_2019/
Phone number: 1-888-518-2098
Participant code: 30653884#

Date: March 13

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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March 14

Optimizing Off-site Fabrication Practices for High Performance Construction

This education and networking event, which includes a stand-up reception-style dinner, brings together three experts – a manufacturer, a contractor and an architect/inventor – each of whom has delivered innovative and sustainable projects. The speakers will highlight how incorporating pre-fabricated elements can enhance speed, reduce cost and deliver improved building performance. This is an essential event that will elevate conventional construction knowledge and practice.

Date: March 14

Time: 3:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver, Walas Innovation Centre
1489 Frances Street, Vancouver

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May 7

AIBC Confab

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Confab is a new one-day professional development event which offers interactive workshops, panel discussions, and intimate seminars - all with the common goal of promoting conversation and a shared learning experience among fellow architects.

Date: May 7

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 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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