This page contains articles related to Centre for Advanced Wood Processing activities, or contributed by staff, faculty members and associates of CAWP and the Wood Products Quality Council. Check back here regularly as new articles are offered on wood products manufacturing, technology, quality management, training, and forest products marketing.

CAWP Open House 2018

The CAWP 2018 Open House and Co-op Presentation Evening will be held on Thursday, January 25th. To join us, please RSVP here: CAWP’s Open House event is an opportunity for interested individuals to  learn more about the education, training, research and industry assistance programs that go on in our building. In the afternoon we have a few […]

Designing and Fabricating Contemporary Timber Structures – Learning from Europe’s Best – Nov 19-20 2015

Two Days of Special Seminars on Freeform Timber Design CAWP, in collaboration with WoodWORKS! BC, is pleased to present two days of workshops at UBC led by two of Europe’s foremost practitioners in computer-aided design and prefabrication of timber elements for contemporary wood structures. The event will highlight what can be achieved with timber using […]

Wood Construction (Holzbau) Technical Tour to Italy and Germany – November 28th to Dec 5th 2015

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) at the University of British Columbia led a technical tour to Italy, Austria and Germany in November/December 2015 to visit sites that showcase innovative wood design and construction, culminating in attendance of the Holzbau Garmisch 15: International Wood Construction Conference in Bavaria. The tour ran during the week of […]

Becoming the Better Job: Canadian Companies gaining an Edge through Training

This article first appeared in the March 2013 edition of Woodworking magazine , and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publisher. When I set out last year to investigate how our wood products manufacturers stacked up in the world of training and development, more than one person told me I shouldn’t expect […]

Furniture Finishing: the Canadian Approach

This article by Phil Evans, from the Department of Wood Science at UBC, explains the development of a new suite of courses aimed at the wood finishing industry. It originally appeared in Wood Focus, Issue 3, in 2011. woodfocus_pp21-25[1]