Upcoming Events

Conferences and Tradeshows

2015 International Builders' Show

January 20–22, Las Vegas
The largest annual light construction show in the world. Includes the must-see products, exhibits, education, and much, much more.

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.


The Long and Short of Wood Roof Systems

February 3, Madison, WI
February 5, Seattle, WA
February 12, Greenville, SC
February 17, San Antonio, TX
February 17, Schaumburg, IL
February 19, Portland, OR
February 19, Austin, TX
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.


Mid-Rise Symposium, Toronto

February 11, 2015, 8 am–6 pm
The Mid-Rise Symposium is an intensive, one-day educational event that will address considerations related to wood-frame mid-rise construction. Delegates will learn about costing, scheduling and insurance considerations for mid-rise buildings and find out what building departments will be looking for at the permit stage. Technical information on fire safety, sprinklers, and acoustics, as well as building envelope and structural considerations will also be covered and speakers will provide information about new tools and available resources to help you with your mid-rise project. Mid-rise experienced practitioners from BC, where mid-rise wood-frame buildings have been permitted since 2009, will share best practices and lessons learned.


Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings

February 11, 10:00 am PST
Over the past several years, a number of tall wood projects have been completed around the world, demonstrating the successful application of mass timber technologies. To assist North American building designers interested in the potential of these technologies, architecture firm Perkins+Will recently undertook a survey of 10 completed projects in several countries. Through interviews and site visits, the goal was learn from early adopters and present common lessons based on the experiences of four key stakeholder groups: the developer/owner, design team, authorities having jurisdiction and construction team. This seminar will present the results of that survey, focusing on the development, design, approval and construction process, as well as issues related to insurance, financing and building performance. 1 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credit available.