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The Future of Wood Construction

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This session is part of the 2019 Fall Professional Development Series.

The successful use of wood by First Nations as their prime construction material dates back as far as 10,000 years. Now, it is our responsibility to advance wood construction into the twenty-first century.

This session 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 pre-fabrication 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.

Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 12– 2 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: AIBC, Suite 100, 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver, B.C., and via WebEx
Learning Units: 1.5 Core
Register by October 18

Presenter: Lubor Trubka Architect AIBC

Learn more about the 2019 Fall Professional Development Series.


October 23, 2019
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