Modern Wood Buildings: Naturally Innovative
Date: Wednesday, March 2
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Format: Panel Discussion
Despite being one of the world’s oldest construction materials, we are only now beginning to harness its potential in new, modern buildings, due to the very sophisticated, high-performance engineered wood products that are available today. Speakers are prominent champions of sustainability benefits of advanced wood products and systems in building construction, including a world renowned speaker on sustainability in architecture; an expert in the field of timber engineering, a professional responsible for development of UBC’s institutional buildings including a new student residence that will be one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world, at 18 stories. This session will share environmental benefits of modern wood buildings, followed by Q&A. Conference attendees seeking more info may also visit the Natural Resources Canada booth within the Government of Canada pavilion to view a model display of a tall wood building.
A panel session hosted by Natural Resources Canada