Events

August 21

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) National Forum

The session is open to RAIC members, non-members, members of the public, media and anyone with an interest in architecture. It is free of charge. Topics will include:News from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC); New insurance program for architects; National architecture policy; New approach for RAIC chapters, committees, and task forces with a regional focus and national mandate; Regional advocacy issues; and 2019 Festival of Architecture.

Date: August 21

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Robson Square
800 Robson Street, Vancouver

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September 6 - 8

Global Buyers Mission

Join this networking tradeshow developed to bring together qualified international buyers of wood products from around the world, with Canadian manufacturers of products that include finished materials, building supplies and remanufacturing products. In addition, forge new business relationships with architects, designers, developers, builder & contractors.

Date: September 6 - 8

Time: All day

Location: Whistler Conference Centre
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler

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September 18 - 23

IDS - Interior Design Show

This design show is the Pacific platform for all things design, featuring designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands who have come together in Vancouver to showcase their current works, concepts and products. There will also be opportunities to hear from some of the design world’s most notable and talented personalities and connect with a long list of world-class designers that either call Vancouver home, or call on Vancouver for inspiration.

Date: September 18 - 23

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

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October 1 - November 23

15th Annual Call for Nominations - Wood Design Awards in BC

Nominate a deserving architect, engineer or building owner for an innovative and inspiring wood project | Celebrate excellence in wood building and design as winners are recognized before their peers, industry leaders and media at the much-anticipated annual awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre | Recognize projects throughout BC – and now internationally with the International Wood Design category

Date: October 1 - November 23

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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October 3

Best Practices in Design & Use of Engineered Lumber Products

For new engineers, the workshop will help you become familiar with engineered lumber products and provide practical knowledge of the specification process, review of placement plans and site reviews.

For senior engineers, the presentations will provide information on procedures and suggested specifications that can reduce errors and improve process reliability.

Date: October 3

Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: FP Innovations
UBC Campus, 2665 East Mall, Vancouver

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October 15

Strategic Customer Care Workshop

Is there a greater challenge within any business than working on the frontlines of an organization and dealing one-on-one with customers daily? This one-day workshop breaks down these challenges, providing you with in-depth techniques to ensure an exception customer experience for your clients. Topics include: effective communication, understanding customers, questioning techniques, up-selling & cross-selling, telephone & email communication, dealing with difficult people, and client development through sales.

Date: October 15

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: KPMG Building
8506 200 St, Langley

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November 5 - 9

Building the Future with Forests - 76th session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI)

Join the 76th session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI).The conference will:Bring experts, policy makers, business leaders as well as national delegates together through a variety of panel discussions primarily on the challenges and opportunities for timber and forest products markets, as well as the forests and the circular economy. Participate in activities in data collection and analysis, policy support, capacity building and communication. Support the theme of “Building the Future With Forests” by focusing on the transition toward a more sustainable society and a circular economy, based on the provision of forest products from sustainably managed forests.

Date: November 5 - 9

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

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November 6

2018 Wood Solutions Conference

Dedicated to design and construction with wood products and 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, new and current topics and an interactive trade show.

Date: November 6

Time: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

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November 7 - 8

Passive House Canada Conference - Partnering for Transformations

In keeping with the conference theme, this is one of three integrated events through partnerships with the Canadian Wood Council and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (which includes North America). Their three annual conferences will take place in one time and place.This collaboration among industry experts, and national and global leaders provides an environment to drive practices, partnerships and built environment to one that is unified, accessible, and sustainable.

Date: November 7 - 8

Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Place, Vancouver

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November 20

Wood Design Luncheon Conference (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 20

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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November 23

Wood Design Luncheon Conference (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 23

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Delta Hotels by Marriot Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa
100 Harbour Drive, Victoria

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February 13 - August 30

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 - August 30

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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March 4

15th Annual Wood Design Awards

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: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: WIBC
100 Harbor Drive, Victoria