Articles

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.

Robot Made: Large-Scale Robotic Timber Fabrication in Architecture

17th to 19th September 2016 (plus optional two days) Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, UBC Research Associates David Correa and Oliver David Krieg of the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) will hold a technical workshop on robotic fabrication at the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, University of British Columbia. While many industries have made leaps and bounds […]

CAWP Open House 2017

The CAWP 2017 Open House and Co-op Presentation Evening will be held on Thursday, January 26th. To join us, please RSVP here:  http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/students/co-op/about-co-op/events/. 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 First Forum – September 10th 2015, Whistler Conference Centre, BC

CAWP is pleased to be a partner of BC Wood Specialties Group again this year in the delivery of the Wood First Forum seminar in Whistler, BC. The full-day seminar for architects, structural engineers, builders, designers and specifiers brings leading edge projects and practices to the attention of a Pacific Northwest audience via a day of […]

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 […]

Technical Tour to Norway and Holzbau Nordic Conference – September 2014

THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES A PAST EVENT AND IS ARCHIVED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. CAWP ORGANISES AN ANNUAL TECHNICAL TOUR ON THE THEME OF TIMBER CONSTRUCTION – FOR INFORMATION ON THIS YEAR’S TOUR PLEASE SEE OUR 2015 BUILDING TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT CAWP is pleased to announce that it will lead a technical tour to Norway in September 2014 […]

Digital Design & Construction of Timber Structures Workshop – June 12-13th 2014

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing invites you to two days of workshops focused on advanced computer-controlled fabrication of timber building components and structures. The event will discuss current and emerging technologies used to fabricate wood elements such as posts, beams, floor and wall panels and other building components. Specialists with expert technical knowledge and […]

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 […]

Common Sense Manufacturing – Product Costing by Norm Starling

Few businesses can hope to succeed on the strength of their products alone, the key to success is the combination of efficient production and solid accounting practices.  Neglect in either area will result in a lower profit picture. A business owner needs to know right from the start if he or she will make a […]

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]