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September 2017

Robot Made: Large-Scale Robotic Timber Fabrication in Architecture (21 AIBC credits approved)

September 9 - September 13
CAWP, 2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z4 Canada
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Research Associate Oliver David Krieg of the Institute for Computational Design (ICD), and Assistant Professor David Correa from University of Waterloo will hold a technical workshop on robotic fabrication at CAWP. While many industries have made leaps and bounds in adopting highly flexible and fully automated fabrication workflows using robotics, the construction and design industry are only just starting to open the door to these technologies. Recent developments in robotics combined with more accessible design-to-fabrication tools can now offer architects, designers and…

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October 2017

Kiln Drying Seminar

October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
UBC – Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada + Google Map

Essentials of Wood Drying A comprehensive, hands-on introduction to drying technology taught from a practical, real-life perspective and backed with solid explanations into the scientific background of drying. This highly-regarded workshop discusses the key processes and concepts involved in drying wood. Beginning with wood properties and moisture movement, students become familiar with kiln design considerations, drying schedules and kiln loading considerations. Other topics include drying with air, drying degrade, lumber storage and handling, control systems and power plants. Click to…

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December 2017

Timber Building Tour and Conference to Austria and Germany 2017

December 2 @ 8:00 am - December 9 @ 5:00 pm

CAWP, in partnership with UNBC, is organizing a technical tour for architects, construction and wood builiding products manufacturers, public sector officials and policy makers. The tour will begin in Vienna, Austria on Saturday 2nd of December and end in Munich on Saturday 9th of December, including three days at Holzbau Forum, the world's largest wood building conference. A group of 15-20 industry participants, accompanied by ‘tour guides’ from CAWP, will visit state of the art production facilities of innovative producers of prefabricated homes and building…

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January 2018

Online Industrial Wood Finishing Certificate Course

January 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Online / UBC, 2900-2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada
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This course is one of the most comprehensive wood finishing course in North America, incorporating both theory and practical skills.  It covers the full spectrum of finishing beginning with understanding the properties of individual wood species to material preparation and special effects finishing. For more information please visit the following link Wood Finishing  

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