2019 Wood Workshops

THREE diverse perspectives in building and design | ONE essential education and networking event 

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: Registration Open: 3:30pm  ǀ  Welcome and Presentations: 4:00pm  ǀ Networking and Reception-style Dinner: 6pm  ǀ  Presentations Resume: 7pm  ǀ  Conclusion: 8:15pm
Location:  Dudoc Vancouver, Walas Innovation Centre, 1489 Frances Street, Vancouver
Registration: Regular $79+gst  – – (ICBA and VRCA Members $59+gst) 
*Discounts for Fire Officials and BOABC members.

Earn up to 3 continuing education credits


Is all optimization created equal? Perhaps not. While off-site construction continues to surge, prefabrication practices may provide only modest improvements in real productivity and value. Demands on construction in the 21st century are accelerating faster than at any time in the sector’s history, while expectations on costs, performance and timeliness continue to rise. With declining numbers of skilled construction workers, a transformative change is needed to meet the rising demands.

This education and networking event, which includes a stand-up reception-style dinner, brings together three experts – a manufacturer, a contractor and an architect/inventor – each of whom has delivered innovative and sustainable projects. The speakers will highlight how incorporating pre-fabricated elements can enhance speed, reduce cost and deliver improved building performance. But there’s more to prefabrication than just moving indoors, as European practitioners have discovered. This is an essential event that will elevate conventional construction knowledge and practice.

Lucas Epp, P. Eng at StructureCraft will highlight how various types of mass timber can deliver efficiencies on site. Rod Nadeau with Innovation Building will present 35 energy conservation measures for contractors which he implemented on a multi-family residential project in Whistler to deliver a high-performance building at a conventional code cost. Finally, Mikko Viljakainen, managing director at PUU Info in Finland will showcase some of the optimization practices in use in Finland to address many of the same issues we face in Canada – trade shortages, increasing costs, speed of construction and high-performance expectations.

Join us for this enlightening and informative evening with these experts who will share their experiences and vision for the construction sector and deliver practical ideas and knowledge to your design and building practice.

Who should attend: This program is designed for large and small contractors, multi-family residential homebuilders, developers, project managers and suppliers to the construction sector.


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