October 23

The Future of Wood Construction Seminar

Presented by  Lubor Trubka, Architect, AIBC, this seminar aims to influence the decisions to design and build with wood by illustrating its potential in a selection of architectural projects. These projects will illustrate the ambition to progressively depart from on-site construction to prefabrication of building components in a protected environment off-site, thus limiting the site activities to fast assembly and erection of an enclosed building shell. There are significant opportunities for wood in construction –it is Canada’s most natural, renewable and readily available resource and its inherent limitations are only perceived. This session will demonstrate how to overcome these limitations while advancing current wood construction technologies. This seminar is recognized for 1.5 Core Learning Units.

Register by October 18, 2019.

Date: October 23

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Suite 100, 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver

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November 5

Wood Solutions Conference

The Wood Solutions Conference is dedicated to design and construction with wood products and building systems, including mass timber. This one-day educational event will showcase wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-unit residential construction through specifically designed seminar streams, featuring new and current topics and an interactive trade show. A keynote lunchtime speaker and an evening networking reception provide exciting networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers.

Date: November 5

Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Place, Vancouver

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November 18 - 22

Kiln Drying Workshop

A comprehensive, hands-on introduction to drying technology taught from a practical, real-life perspective and backed with solid explanations into the scientific background of drying.

This highly-regarded workshop discusses the key processes and concepts involved in drying wood. Beginning with wood properties and moisture movement, students become familiar with kiln design considerations, drying schedules and kiln loading considerations. Other topics include drying with air, drying degrade, lumber storage and handling, control systems and power plants.

Date: November 18 - 22

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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November 19

Sound Principles and Noise Control in Homes

This three-hour webinar will examine site assessment for noise sources and provide strategies to reduce noise intrusion including, building enclosure design and construction to reduce community and traffic noise transmission into homes – including wood-frame exterior walls, window IGU selection and framing details, noise control between units – through common walls and floors as well as practical strategies and construction details to create quiet spaces inside homes and acoustics ratings such as STC, ASTC, IIC, FIIC to support selection of materials and assemblies to meet BC Building Code and health guidelines.

Date: November 19

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver

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November 22

Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings Technical Workshop

This workshop will help participants develop and shape the next generation of high-performance solutions, processes and products for wood buildings in B.C. Using local case studies, including residential and commercial buildings, participants will collaborate with experts across industry silos to develop solutions and details for future wood building design, identify barriers and opportunities, and inform industry best practices to help confront pressing challenges, such as sustainability and affordability through the innovative and practice use of wood.

This workshop has been approved for 6 AIBC Core Learning Units.

Date: November 22

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Vancouver Regional Construction Association
3636 E 4th Ave, Vancouver

November 27

2019 Wood Design Luncheon Conferences (Victoria)

This annual conference features presentations on current topics in architecture, engineering, design and construction with wood by experts in wood design and building while suppliers are on hand with their exhibits to answer questions about wood products and systems.

Date: November 27

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street, Victoria

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November 29

2019 Wood Design Luncheon Conferences (Kelowna)

This annual conference features presentations on current topics in architecture, engineering, design and construction with wood by experts in wood design and building while suppliers are on hand with their exhibits to answer questions about wood products and systems.

Date: November 29

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Delta Hotels by Marriot Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre
1310 Water Street, Kelowna

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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

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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February 12 - 13


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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