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Wood Solutions Fair

2014 Canadian Wood Solutions Fair dates just released!

Please save the date for the following events:

Montreal: Friday, February 21, at the Hilton Bonaventure Montreal
Calgary: Wednesday, September 10, at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre
Vancouver: Thursday, October 30, at the Vancouver Convention Centre (west)
Toronto: Tuesday, November 25, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (south)

NOW ACCEPTING EXHIBITORS: Click HERE to sign up today and attend all 4 fairs!

 Registration and event information will be posted soon.

 

About

The premier event in Canada dedicated to design and construction with wood and wood products.
The Wood Solutions Fair is the only Industry event in Canada where you can earn up to six continuing education credits while learning about the latest industry trends and innovations for designing with wood. This great event is free!
If you are an architect, engineer, government official, instructor or student this is one event you should not miss!

2013 Fair

Thank you to all speakers, sponsors and attendees of the 2013 Prairie Wood Solutions Fair held on October 16th at the Edmonton Marriott in Edmonton. We greatly appreciate your contribution in making the event a success!

Sessions + Speakers for 2013

The following presentation PDFs have been generously provided by the speakers as reference material to support the presentations given at the fair. Please respect that the material is copyright protected and do not use for purposes other than the intended use without permission of the presenter to whom the slides and copyright belong.

pdf-small 2012/13 Award Winning Designs Across North America
Ms. Marianne Berube, Executive Director, Ontario Wood WORKS!, North Bay

pdf-small 2012/13 Award Winning Designs Across North America
Mr. Jim Taggart, FRAIC, Vancouver

pdf-small 21st Century Wood Finishing
Mr. Norman Smith, Industry Advisor, Finishing Specialist Secondary Manufacturing, FPInnovations, Vancouver

pdf-small The Bullitt Center: Heavy Timber and the Living Building Challenge
Mr. Brian Court, AIA, LEED AP, Associate, The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP, Seattle

pdf-small Canadian Quality System and Lumber Grading
Mr. Normand Dupuis, Director, Grade Bureau, Alberta Forest Products Association, Edmonton

pdf-small Meeting New Energy Code Requirements with Wood Frame Construction
Mr. Robert J. Jonkman, P.Eng., Manager, Structural Engineering and WoodWorks® software, Canadian Wood Council, Ottawa

pdf-small Meeting New Energy Code Requirements with Wood Frame Construction
Dr. Jieying Wang, Senior Research Scientist, Durability and Building Enclosure Group, FPInnovations, Vancouver

pdf-small Prestress in Wood Systems
Mr. J. David Bowick, P.Eng., Blackwell Structural Engineers, Toronto

 

Please check back soon for information on the 2014 Wood Solutions Fair.

 

The 2013 Prairie Wood Solutions Fair featured:

2012/13 Award Winning Designs Across North America
Ms. Marianne Berube, Executive Director, Ontario Wood WORKS!, North Bay
and Mr. Jim Taggart, FRAIC, Vancouver

21st Century Wood Finishing
Mr. Norman Smith, Industry Advisor, Finishing Specialist Secondary Manufacturing, FPInnovations, Vancouver

The Bullitt Center: Heavy Timber and the Living Building Challenge
Mr. Brian Court, AIA, LEED AP, Associate, The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP, Seattle

Canadian Quality System and Lumber Grading
Mr. Normand Dupuis, Director, Grade Bureau, Alberta Forest Products Association, Edmonton

Making It Work: Design and Budgeting Guidelines for Heavy Timber
Mr. Christopher C. Williams, P.Eng., MBA, Vice President, Timber Systems Ltd., Markham

Meeting New Energy Code Requirements with Wood Frame Construction
Mr. Robert J. Jonkman, P.Eng., Manager, Structural Engineering and WoodWorks® software, Canadian Wood Council, Ottawa
and Dr. Jieying Wang, Senior Research Scientist, Durability and Building Enclosure Group, FPInnovations, Vancouver

Prestress in Wood Systems
Mr. J. David Bowick, P.Eng., Blackwell Structural Engineers, Toronto

Wood and Green Building Rating Systems
Mr. Michel Labrie, AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C, Michel Labrie Architect, Vancouver

Wood in High Performance Buildings
Mr. Steve Raike, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Partner, Lake Flato Architects, San Antonio

 

Past Wood Solutions Fair

2012 Wood Solutions Fair:

Thank you to all speakers, sponsors and attendees of the 2012 Prairie Wood Solutions Fair held on December 13th at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary.  We greatly appreciate your contribution in making the event a success!

Sessions + Speakers for 2012

The following presentation PDFs have been generously provided by the speakers as reference material to support the presentations given at the fair.  Please respect that the material is copyright protected and do not use for purposes other than the intended use without permission of the presenter to whom the slides and copyright belong.

pdf-small   2011/12 Award Winning Designs Across North America
        Ms. Marianne Berube, Executive Director, Ontario Wood WORKS!, North Bay 

pdf-small   2011/12 Award Winning Designs Across North America
        Mr. Jim Taggart, 
FRAIC, Vancouver

pdf-small   Prestress in Wood Systems
        Mr. J. David Bowick, P.Eng., Blackwell Structural Engineers, Toronto

pdf-small   Engineered Wood Products Primer:  EWP 101
        Mr. Jeff Olson, P.E., P.Eng., EWP Western Region Engineer, Boise Cascade,  Oregon, US

pdf-small   Fire Resistance of Wood Assemblies
        Mr. Christian Dagenais, Eng. M.Sc.
Scientist, Serviceability and Fire, Advanced Building Systems, FPInnovations, Quebec

pdf-small   Wood and Health in the Built Environment
        Mr. David Fell, PhD., Markets/Wood and Health, FPInnovations, Vancouver

pdf-small   VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre – Challenges and Opportunities
        Mr. Duane Palibroda, P.Eng, Struct. Eng., M.I. Struct. E., Managing Associate, Fast + Epp, Vancouver

pdf-small   Environmentally Conscious Building Material Selection – Design Tools & Examples Using LCA
        Mr. Adam Robertson, M.A.Sc., EIT, Technical Services Specialist, Canadian Wood Council, Ottawa

pdf-small   Timber is the New Concrete
        Mr. Michael Spooner, BSc., M.Eng., Dip Arch, RIBA, Associate Director
dRMM|de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects, London, UK

pdf-small   LCT ONE, The Case Study for an Eight Storey Wood Office Building
        Mr. Nabih Tahan, AIA, CREE, Berkley, USA

pdf-small   Scunthorpe Sports Academy “The Pods”
        Mr. Ron Wallwork, B.A., Dip Arch., ARB Registered Architect, Senior Associate, S&P Architects, London, UK

 

For more information on the Wood WORKS! program, please contact us.