UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing announces the Future of Prefabrication Symposium

The UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) is hosting a symposium regarding the Future of Prefabrication in collaboration with the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and University of Nortern British Columbia (UNBC).

“Prefabrication in mass timber buildings is fast becoming a reality and, through digital design and manufacturing processes, it is having a disruptive effect on the building industry. In order to maintain BC’s lead in innovation in wood and to promote value added processes within the province, it is timely for BC to lead a symposium on the state-of-the-art in Wood Prefabricated Buildings,” says the CAWP.

The symposium will bring together architects, engineers and fabricators who are interested in the future of prefabrication in wood. The CAWP states that “the future of design in prefabricated buildings necessitates the integration of disciplines and thus the symposium will have industry leaders present in these areas.”

The conference will be focused around three key themes; Architectural Innovation, Structural Engineering considerations, and Integrated Manufacturing Processes and Technologies. The event will appeal to architects, engineers, manufacturers and building professionals seeking more information on prefabrication that will enable them to fully participate in the growing market for prefabricated mass timber, tall wood, passive house and large multi-family wood structures.

The CAWP further states that the event will stay away from presentations describing the general benefits of prominent projects and will instead focus much more on the “how to” aspects of innovation in the field.

For more information, visit: prefabbuildingsymposium.com 

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