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2006 Wood Design & Building Expo

July 7, 2006
by Canadian Architect

Wood Design & Building magazine, the official publication of the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) has officially opened registration for its inaugural event the Wood Design & Building Expo. This first-ever North American wood conference is scheduled for November 6-8, 2006 in Anaheim, California.

Wood Design & Building is a quarterly magazine distributed to over 50,000 North American building designers each year. Since 1997, the award-winning magazine has continued to inspire and influence US and Canadian designers to specify wood. This exciting new event will expand on the magazine’s mission, broadening its scope in audience and topics to inform and demonstrate how easy it is, and how innovative it can be to use wood in building designs.

This premier event will be dedicated to the use of wood and wood-related products in construction Education sessions will cover topics that appeal to construction professionals including: architects, structural and civil engineers, home builders, contractors, interior designers, building officials, inspectors, developers, fire marshals, building code compliance agencies, and landscape architects.

Featured speakers include:

Julius Natterer, Director, Bois Consult Natterer SA, Switzerland
Jimmy Cheok-Siang, Architect, Conceptioneer, Imagineer, Jimmy Lim Design, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Robert Brungraber, Ph.D., P.E. Lead Engineer, Benson Woodworking Co., Inc., Walpole, NH
Paul Fast, P.E, P.E., Principal, Fast + EPP, Vancouver, BC
Micheal Flach, Dipl. Ing. University Professor, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ib Hansen, M.A.I.B.C. and F.R.A.I.C, IB G. Hansen Architects Ltd, Vancouver, BC
Bet Kempfen, M. Arch. UCB, dipl. Arch. ETH/SIA, Office for Architecture, Zurich
Bruce Lippke, President, CORRIM; Professor and Director Rural Technology Initiative, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Dean Mathews, Professional Engineer, Timber Piling Council Mercer Island, WA Mark McInturff, FAIA, Principal, McInturff Architects, Bethesda, MA
Thomas D. Skaggs, Ph.D., P.E. Senior Engineer, APA-The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, WA
Jim Taggart, MRAIC, Architext Communications, Vancouver, BC
Robert J. Taylor, Ph.D., P.E., Assoc. AIA, Director, Technology Transfer, American Forest & Paper Association / American Wood Council, Washington, DC
Thomas Williamson, P.E., Vice President of Quality Assurance and Technical Services, APA The Engineered Wood Association, Vancouver, WA
Jacques Rousseau, Rousseau Building Specialists Inc., Ottawa, Ontario
Arnie Nebelsick, Edmund A. Allen Lumber Company, Naperville, IL

The event will host 125 exhibiting companies from North America and abroad. Additionally, the Wood Design & Building Expo will provide more than 120 educational seminars. Design and industry professionals will be able to attain up to 18 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in this two and a half day event. Education providers include the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Building Design, and the International Code Council.

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction. In the United States, the American Wood Council provides representation of the Council’s interests. CWC’s mission is to maintain and expand market share for wood products. CWC accomplishes this by working with its American affiliated wood association [American Wood Council] in building codes and standards and by developing and communicating technical information to North American architects, engineers, and builders.

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