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Sold Out! Mass Timber – Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) Workshop

February 9 @ 8:00 am - February 11 @ 5:00 pm


Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) is a design approach that focuses on ease manufacture and efficiency of assembly. In North America, due to the fragmented nature of construction whereby the designers, engineers, manufacturer, and contractors all work independently, the bridging of the knowledge gap will help improve the success rate of projects.  DFMA will improve projects by reducing time, waste, cost and labour, while increasing quality and efficiency.

This 3-day hands-on workshop will be a lecture/design/build format.  It will be led by UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) and UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) faculty and staff. The expertise from industry leaders in design, engineering, fabrication, and installation will also be called upon to discuss lessons learned in mass timber construction. Participants will be guided through the process of designing mass-timber projects with the consideration of manufacturing technologies.

The use of digital technology in design and manufacturing are aiding the realization of mass-timber projects.   The participants will be supported through a design-build exercise utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD) software for design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software for manufacturing of components.  The project will culminate with the fabrication of components and the assembly of a mass-timber structure.

For more information, please contact Jason at 604 822-0082 or by email at jason.chiu@ubc.ca

DFMA Workshop Description

Workshop 3-day DFMA_Agenda

To register, please follow this link: DFMA Registration



February 9 @ 8:00 am
February 11 @ 5:00 pm


Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
2900-2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada
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604 822-0082