Events

August 27 - October 30

150 Years of Forestry in British Columbia

Years of Forestry in British Columbia takes a broad view of the forestry industry in British Columbia from 1861 to 2016. Items on display are drawn from key collections with strong ties to forestry. This will be open on Level 1 of IKBLC, in the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room.

Exhibit is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays and from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Date: August 27 - October 30

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Level 1
UBC, 1961 East Mall Drive, Vancouver

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September 10 - October 22

Sales & Marketing Course

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) will be offering a Sales and Marketing Online Course designed for those in this field wishing to upgrade their skills and share knowledge and experiences with others, as well as people in other job functions such as production, finance, etc., who would benefit from a better understanding of sales and marketing strategies and best practices. The course starts on September 10 for six weeks and is online.

Date: September 10 - October 22

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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September 10 - October 22

New Product Development Course

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) will be offering a New Product Development Online Course designed for any business owners who want to encourage and manage innovation within their organizations, or who wish to engage external creative specialists such as industrial designers to improve existing products, extend product lines or create completely new ones. It will be of use to company owners, managers and management track employees involved in fields such as design, sales and marketing, production, and strategic planning.The course starts on September 10 for six weeks and is online.

Date: September 10 - October 22

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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 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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October 13 - 17

Robot Made: Large-Scale Robotic Timber Fabrication in Architecture

Hosted by UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) and School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), this technical workshop on robotic fabrication will share knowledge and experience from experts with students and practicing architects. Using a state-of-the-art eight-axis industrial robotic work cell, the workshop will guide participants through the unique technical and conceptual foundations that underpin robotic milling in wood through the development and construction of a full-scale fabrication project. (21 AIBC credits approved)

Date: October 13 - 17

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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October 15

Wildfire: States of Emergency Expert Panel

The UBC Faculty of Forestry in partnership with alumni UBC present experts at the forefront of wildfire research, fire risk identification and mitigation, and wildfire policy. Learn why British Columbia has experienced two record-setting fire seasons in a row, how climate change is influencing the likelihood of wildfires, and how the province can learn from California’s past decade of fighting megafires.

Date: October 15

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Coast Capris Hotel
1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

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October 16

Fire Performance Demonstration Workshop 2.0

This educational, entertaining and interactive one-day event will include formal classroom lectures and roll-up-your-sleeves interactive sessions. The day will conclude with a live burn of several demonstration boxes that will be built to code and will include a Course of Construction mass timber box along with a mass timber combustible vs a steel stud non-combustible box.

Date: October 16

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Surrey Fire Department Training Facility
14923 64 Avenue, Surrey

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October 16

Wildfire: States of Emergency Expert Panel

The UBC Faculty of Forestry in partnership with alumni UBC present experts at the forefront of wildfire research, fire risk identification and mitigation, and wildfire policy. Learn why British Columbia has experienced two record-setting fire seasons in a row, how climate change is influencing the likelihood of wildfires, and how the province can learn from California’s past decade of fighting megafires.

Date: October 16

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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October 22 - December 3

Supply Chain Management Course

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) will be offering a Supply Chain Management Online Course that will will demystify the topic of supply chain management and relate it to other operational decision areas such as production and business finance. The course starts on September 10 for six weeks and is online.

Date: October 22 - December 3

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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October 22 - December 3

Factory Planning and Equipment Justification Course

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) will be offering a Factory Planning and Equipment Justification Online Course designed for anyone who has full or partial responsibility for planning a new facility, improving or enlarging an existing facility, or evaluating the purchase of new equipment such as production machinery. The course starts on October 22 for six weeks and is online.

Date: October 22 - December 3

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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October 26

2018 BCBEC Conference & Annual General Meeting

This one-day symposium will discuss the new BC Energy Step Code and upcoming BC Building Code changes as they relate to building envelope requirements, new guidelines on TEDI and energy modelling, whole building airtightness testing, acoustic requirements, thermal comfort, radiant heating and the impact of climate change on building design and adaptation

This event is eligible for Continuing Education credits.

Date: October 26

Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: JW Marriott Parq
39 Smithe Street, Vancouver

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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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December 2 - 9

Timber Building Tour 2018

UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, in partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia, is organizing a technical tour for architects, construction and wood building products manufacturers, public sector officials and policy makers. The tour will begin in Germany and end in Munich including three days at Holzbau Forum, the world’s largest wood building conference. The tour will visit state of the art production facilities, innovative producers of prefabricated homes and modular building systems, world renowned timber structures, and building component manufacturers.

Date: December 2 - 9

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 am

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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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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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