Low-energy Buildings will be Theme for CAWP Wood Construction Tour to Germany, December 2011

Posted by Rumin Mann
August 22nd, 2011

This year, the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) is once again organising a short tour of technical facilities and wood buildings related to timber construction and energy-efficient housing in southern Germany and Austria, culminating in attendance of the International Wood Construction Conference in Garmisch Partenkirschen, Europe’s largest wood building event, which annually attracts over 1,000 participants. The tour will be held from December 3 – 10, 2011, and will be of interest to architects, designers, engineers, researchers, and industry professionals working in the wood building/wood construction fields who are interested in the following topics:

  • Production of factory-built homes
  • Innovative wood buildings and structures
  • Green buildings and passive/low energy homes
  • Energy-efficient building products

The theme of this year’s Garmisch conference will be low-energy buildings. The group will meet in Munich on Sunday, December 4th, then travel by bus to visit a number of production facilities, wood buildings, and a permanent low energy housing exhibition before arriving at the conference on Wednesday, Decemeber 7th. The group will return to Munich on Saturday for return flights to Canada. Numbers will be limited to no more than 12 participants

For more information, please contact CAWP at cawp@cawp.ubc.ca, phone 604-822-6448 or call toll free (North America) to 1-866-822-2297.

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