Large Wood Structures Symposium - Bigger, Better, Faster

DatesFebruary 20 2013
CityVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
LocationVancouver Convention Centre (West)
Contact NameLorna Malone
Local Phone1 877 929 9663
SponsorsOrganizers: Wood WORKS! BC/Canadian Wood Council with support of FII and NRCanada
Major sponsors: Henkel Purbond
TopicsResearch to help push the limit for use of massive timber in Canada * Long Span Timber Structures * The world's tallest timber building – and the first in Australia – unlocks a new era in the future of sustainable development * Panel Discussion - Potential for Large Wood Structures in Canada
Main BodyONE DAY ONLY - Wednesday, February 20, 2013
8:00 am – 4:45 pm (followed by a reception until 6:15 pm)
Vancouver Convention Centre (West) – Level 2, Vancouver, B.C.

This is a one-day event with a program designed to inspire and educate designers and builders about how new technologies have made way for traditional mass wood products to be used in non-traditional applications.
The program will showcase various mass wood products, look at old products in new ways, and allow designers to explore how they can “push the limit” when designing with mass wood. Various experts, both international as well as local, will present and discuss the research currently taking place, innovative applications as well as mass timber projects in other jurisdictions.
ScheduleProgram details and registration are available at
Program fee - $185 +HST includes a continental breakfast, hot lunch and sponsored reception at the end of the day.
Registration closes Friday, February 15, 2013
Continuing Education Credits
• Architectural Institute of BC. 1 LU core per seminar, maximum 6.75 Core LUs
• Professional Development Certificates will be available to professionals toward their continuing education program
Additional InfoWhy should you attend?
Organized by Wood WORKS! BC/Canadian Wood Council, this symposium will be a unique opportunity to learn more about the products and their advantages. Over the course of the program, all major aspects relating to mass or heavy timber panels will be discussed including architectural and structural design, seismic resistance, connections, fire safety, durability, and environmental performance.


OrganizerLinda Shauer
Address British Columbia Canada