Events

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 29

Tall Timber Solutions - Bringing Tall Timber to New Heights

The recent code changes in Canada and the United States include provisions for building tall wood buildings.  This change leads to new opportunities to build taller but also comes with new considerations for connection design including requirements for inter-storey drift performances and fire rating.  Pre-engineered beam hangers offer an off-the-shelf solution, simplifying the design challenges that designers are facing for the most common framing systems used in tall wood buildings in North America.

This presentation will cover key points designers must pay attention to when designing with pre-engineered beam hangers in tall wood buildings.

Date: January 29

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Steamworks Brew Pub
375 Water Street, Vancouver

January 30

Building Smart with Seismic Requirements for Part 9 Buildings

Learn about BC Building Code’s (BCBC) 9.23.13 lateral provisions in detail; from braced wall bands, braced wall panels, anchorage to nailing provisions. Background information on the provisions will be described in depth. Get a glimpse of the upcoming WoodWorks® software that’s designed to show how to comply with BCBC 9.23.13. This event is approved for 3 CPD points and it is also available via webinar.    

Date: January 30

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver

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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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February 5

Building Smart - Airtightness Testing: Diagnostics & Repair

Applicable to both Part 9 and Part 3 buildings, this webinar will discuss diagnostic methods in detail, such as infrared thermography and smoke tracer testing. Speakers will use these tools to compile an air leakage inventory. Presenters will share remediation strategies and show how following a particular order of operation can prevent repairs. Concepts will be illustrated with case studies and an in depth discussion on mock-ups, mid-construction testing, common air leakage pathways, and a range of critical tie-ins and details that should be considered. This event is approved for 3 CPD points and it is also available via webinar.

Date: February 5

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver

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February 10

Tall Wood Design: Getting into the Details (Victoria)

This workshop will provide participants with innovative ideas and solutions to take best advantage of the new opportunities for tall wood structures in B.C. ahead of the early adoption of the 2020 National Building Code by B.C. The workshop brings experts from Europe and across Canada to share insights, innovative approaches and ideas to avoid problems - often thought difficult for tall wood and mass timber structures. These experts will present on the latest innovations in acoustics, curtain wall designs, and fire considerations for these new building types to achieve high levels of comfort, performance and safety for occupants all in a cost-effective manner.

Date: February 10

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street, Victoria

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February 11

Tall Wood Design: Getting into the Details (Vancouver)

This workshop will provide participants with innovative ideas and solutions to take best advantage of the new opportunities for tall wood structures in B.C. ahead of the early adoption of the 2020 National Building Code by B.C. The workshop brings experts from Europe and across Canada to share insights, innovative approaches and ideas to avoid problems - often thought difficult for tall wood and mass timber structures. These experts will present on the latest innovations in acoustics, curtain wall designs, and fire considerations for these new building types to achieve high levels of comfort, performance and safety for occupants all in a cost-effective manner.

Date: February 11

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond

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February 12 - 13

BUILDEX 2020

BUILDEX - the largest building event in Western Canada - brings together talent from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations in a market of constant transformation. 600+ exhibitors showcase their latest products at this trade event, bolstered by 90+ industry tailored seminars.

Over 14,000 industry professionals attend the 2-day event which includes professional development seminars, networking opportunities, and the chance to discover hundreds of products and services.

Date: February 12 - 13

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
999 Canada Place, Vancouver

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February 27

Building Envelope Guide for Houses

Part 9 residential construction is evolving and the Building Envelope Guide for Houses has now been updated to reflect many new and expanded industry methods. This includes proven techniques and high-performance assemblies that support advances in energy efficiency and seismic provisions. A new section also explores Insulated Concrete Form construction for houses.

This session will look at these revisions and changes that have evolved as a result of two major code changes, and the addition of the Step Code for energy efficiency in homes.

This event is approved for 3 CPD points and it is also available via webinar.

Date: February 27

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver

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