December 21, 2006
by Canadian Architect
New tools, techniques, products and practices are revolutionizing the use of wood in architecture, design and construction. To help design professionals take advantage of the opportunities presented by these innovations, the Canadian Design Research Network (CDRN), in collaboration with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing at the University of British Columbia and the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, is presenting a series of events that will explore the potential of digital media and CNC fabrication technologies.
The focus of these events is on the integration of parametric modelling and digital fabrication techniques into design, manufacturing, and construction processes. Parametric modelling is an emerging technology that allows designers to interactively investigate multiple design alternatives. In combination with rapid prototyping equipment, it provides a new and innovative approach to design.
The CDRN Parametric Modelling and Digital Wood Fabrication Workshop and Symposium will be held at the Forest Sciences Centre at the University of British Columbia from February 15 to 24, 2007. Parallel to a ten-day workshop, symposium events with panel discussions, lectures, exhibits, industry workshops and presentations will take place from February 21 to 24, 2007.
The CDRN Parametric Modelling and Digital Wood Fabrication Workshop and Symposium is listed as a Registered Provider of the AIBC Continuing Education System. AIBC members will receive Continuing Education credits for the participation in individual workshops, lectures and panel discussions. All lectures, panel discussions and exhibitions at the CDRN Parametric Modelling and Digital Wood Fabrication Workshop and Symposium will be open to the public and free of charge.
For more information, please visit www.cdrn.ca/events/wood/