Upcoming Events

Conferences and Tradeshows

Wood Solutions Fair

Wood Solutions Fairs are multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

PwC's 28th Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference

May 6, 2015—Vancouver, British Columbia
PwC’s conference is part of the Global Forest Products Leadership Summit 2015, a five day series of conferences focused on global pulp, paper, wood products and fibre-based packaging industries.

NAWLA Traders Market 2015

November 4–6, 2015—Dallas, Texas
Traders Market is a materials tradeshow focused almost exclusively on the supply chain. Unlike other shows, the exhibitors are mainly manufacturers of lumber and lumber-related products rather than machinery and equipment.


NAWLA Regional Meetings

NAWLA, the North American Wholesale Lumber Association, invites you to join your fellow industry colleagues for an excellent chance to network and see what's new. Members and Non-members alike are welcome to attend.


The Long and Short of Wood Roof Systems

March 10, San Diego, CA
March 10, Washington, DC
March 11, Baltimore, MD
March 12, Philadelphia, PA
March 20, Boston, MA
March 24, Tampa, FL

The seminar will provide an overview of the many framing systems commonly used in buildings in the United States for a variety of span lengths. The presentation will review the possible wood structural framing systems including rafters, metal plated wood trusses, engineered wood products, and hybrid roof systems. Also covered will be how these components can be combined to create efficient and versatile roof framing systems. Eligible attendees will qualify for two AIA HSW credits.

Symposiums and Summits

NAWLA 2015 Leadership Summit

March 22–24, 2015—Scottsdale, Arizona
The North American Wholesale Lumber Association's two-day summit is designed to address business challenges, including freight transportation, business marketing, and much more: trends, best practices and insights from industry leaders to help grow revenue, reduce costs and improve performance.


Fire Protective Assemblies for Wood I-Joist Floors

March 10, 8:00 am PDT
This exclusive APA webinar will focus on the options for fire protective membrane requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC), specifically as they relate to I-joist floor systems. The webinar will review options including:

  • Gypsum board ceiling membranes
  • Gypsum board applied directly to I-joist flanges and webs
  • Ceramic fiber blanket
  • Mineral wool insulation
  • Fire protective coatings

Also included will be a listing of resources and reference information from APA and others on this important topic.

Sales and technical support personnel at I-joist distributors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Webinar: Prefabrication—Discoveries in Off-Site Construction Techniques (WoodWorks)

March 11, 2015—12 pm CDT

Off-site construction techniques, including both light-frame and solid wood solutions, are continually evolving—with prefabrication at the forefront of the trend. Popular in countries such as Sweden, Germany, Scotland and Canada, these techniques are also gaining interest in the U.S., where designers, contractors and owners in the traditional construction sector are seeking to understand the options available to them.

1 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credit available for participants.