2018 WOODTALKS™ AT THE GBM

BC Wood’s Annual Global Buyers Mission™ (GBM), featuring WoodTALKS™, designed to enlighten, inform and inspire on the use of wood in design and construction. This 2-1/2 day event is full of opportunities for architects, designers, contractors, developers, public officials and other wood products specifiers to see first-hand what is new in BC’s wood industry, learn, network and catch up with colleagues.

The GBM is Canada’s largest event of its kind with attendance on an “invitation-only” basis! The GBM brings together those who specify, source and use wood products, with Canadian manufacturers and suppliers. Once again it is set in spectacular Whistler Village, British Columbia.

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GUEST REGISTRATION INFORMATION

WOODTALKS AT THE GBM PROGRAM

= 8+ EDUCATIONAL HOURS | AIBC – Core LU; AIA – LU/HSW; AAA – Structured LH; IDIBC – CEU

Thursday, September 6th:
  • 9:30am-10:15am – WoodTALKS Registration
  • 10:30am-11:30am – Session 1: Blue Sky Living
  • 11:45am-1:15pm – Session 2 (Lunch and Learn): Wood Construction & Durability: What You Think or May Not Know to Make Wood Last
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Session 3: Platforms-For-Life, Generative Housing Systems Technology
  • 2:40pm-3:40pm – Session 4: 100 Mile Building – Generating Local Solutions
  • 3:50pm-4:50pm – Session 5: Rebuilding the Heart of the Community
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm – Welcome Reception – Roundhouse Lodge. Upload at Whistler Gondola Base ends
    at 7:00pm
Friday, September 7th:
  • 8:00am-9:00am – Hot Buffet Breakfast & Grand Opening Ceremony
  • 9:00am-12:00pm – 15th Annual GBM & Networking Tradeshow
  • 12:00pm-1:15pm – Session 6 (Lunch and Learn): The Proof Is in The Performance: A Case Study on GSA Federal Center South
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm – WoodTALKS Mini Seminar Sessions
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm – Evening Networking Dinner/Reception
    Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Saturday, September 8th:
  • 8:00am-9:00am – Breakfast
  • 9:00am-12:00pm – 15th Annual GBM & Networking Tradeshow
  • 11:45am-1:15pm – Tour: Site Tour of High End Residence in Kadenwood Estates, Whistler – depart from Lower Level Whistler Conference Centre
Additional programming and speaker details will be forthcoming.

Seminars

BO HELLIWELL, BLUE SKY ARCHITECTURE

SESSION 1: Blue Sky Living

Thursday, September 6th | 10:30am-11:30am | Rainbow Theatre

Blue Sky Architecture has developed principals of a design approach and an architectural vocabulary that has evolved with our experience in building and design technology.   We will talk about these fundamental ideas that inform our design approach with illustrations from thirty years of practise.

The lecture will start with a brief discussion of West Coast organic architecture and how this approach has influenced Blue Sky’s work. We will give a short historical backdrop to our practice and then focus on some current built projects and the creative use of timber. Each project will lean more heavily towards one conceptual category than others.

PETER N. MOONEN, WOOD WORKS! BC

SESSION 2 (LUNCH AND LEARN): WOOD CONSTRUCTION & DURABILITY: WHAT YOU THINK OR MAY NOT KNOW TO MAKE WOOD LAST

Thursday, September 6th | 11:45am-1:15pm | Garibaldi Room

Durability is one the most important considerations in the use of wood in construction, as wood is used as a structural and architectural medium in both exterior and interior applications. As such, designers and builders must have an understanding of the factors likely to impact wood in use and consider design and treatment solutions to make wood last and reach its full potential for longevity.This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of the key weathering and wear factors affecting wood in use, how wood is impacted, the properties of wood, and design and treatment considerations to reduce risk of visual or structural diminishment.

There will also be an exercise in which participants will review and attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of actual constructed projects with the goal of evaluating the level of durability achieved in practice. This exercise challenges participants to take learning from the theoretical part of the seminar and applies it to real buildings – to examine the bad, good and better construction practices in which issues could have been avoided.

OLIVER LANG, LWPAC+IC

SESSION 3: PLATFORMS-FOR-LIFE, GENERATIVE HOUSING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

Thursday, September 6th | 1:30pm-2:30pm | Rainbow Theatre
This presentation will focus on the required innovation and convergence of mass timber panelized and modularized building system, with software engineering and CNC/robotically assisted off-site prefabrication, with the aim to create buildings that are more affordable while achieving higher standards for livability and sociability, and become carbon neutral. The session will exemplify this through current projects including Corvette Landing in Esquimalt, B.C., a 12 storey mass-timber Passive House market condominium project. The session will include an introduction to the approach, technologies, regulatory issues, the building design, and how this technology is scalable and adaptable to other sites, regulatory and owners needs.

SHELLEY CRAIG, URBAN ARTS ARCHITECTURE

SESSION 4: 100 MILE BUILDING – GENERATING LOCAL SOLUTIONS

Thursday, September 6th | 2:40pm-3:40pm | Rainbow Theatre
This presentation will provide insight into how local based building practices define Urban Arts Architecture’s regenerative design approach. This seminar will explore unique engagement strategies that have been implemented to create buildings that support local wood based economy of British Columbia, incorporate mass timber solutions and involve the community throughout the design and building process. This regenerative design approach will also be illustrated through the recently constructed Radium Hot Springs Community Hall and Library- a glulam and Dowel-Laminated Timber (DLT) building.

JOHN HEMSWORTH, HEMSWORTH ARCHITECTURE

ROBERT MALCZYK, EQUILIBRIUM CONSULTING INC.

SESSION 5:REBUILDING THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

Thursday, September 6th | 3:50pm-4:50pm | Rainbow Theatre

At the center of most towns across Canada is an arena.  These buildings play a truly important role in our communities and provide a place for people to come together. Be it youth hockey practices, figure skating competitions, public skating, or a vast array of other social events, our arenas are our communities.Currently, a majority of the small town arenas in British Columbia are nearing the end of their practical life span. Usually these buildings are overworked and under financed but they continue on.  One such arena in Hazelton, B.C. was closed in 2016 due to concerns over a potential collapse. This presentation will focus on the story of the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre, an all-wood replacement facility that is under construction in Hazelton.

ALLYN STELLMACHER, ZGF ARCHITECTS LLP

SESSION 6 (LUNCH AND LEARN): THE PROOF IS IN THE PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY ON GSA FEDERAL CENTER SOUTH

Friday, September 7th | 12:00pm-1:15pm | Garibaldi Room
This interactive session will explore how the use of sustainable, reclaimed timber contributed to the creation of one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the nation – enabling long term sustainability, fostering delivery of an optimized solution, and guaranteeing building performance. Designed by ZGF Architects, Federal Center South Building 1202 is an ultra-sustainable workplace for the Seattle District headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project’s lead designer will discuss design and construction strategies, how targets were set and met by the team, and lessons learned.

TOUR: Site Tour of High End Residence in Kadenwood Estates, Whistler

Saturday, September 8th | 11:45am-1:15pm | Depart from Lower Level Whistler Conference Centre

Kadenwood Estates is a private enclave of mountain home sites situated high above Whistler Creekside with high end residences (4,000-7,500 sq.ft.) nestled among the old growth forest and astounding Coastal Range Mountain views. This session will focus on a tour of a newly-built high end residence in Kadenwood. The guided tour by designing architect, Don Gurney will provide attendees with a first-hand inner looking into the project design, how wood products have been used extensively throughout the project, and how glulam post and beams have been used for structural and aesthetic application. Colin Bradner will assist with the guided tour and explain some of the construction processes involved during the project. Johnny Matak will explain the features and benefits of the glulam post and beam components that were manufactured for this project.

Mini Seminars

  • Building a Culture of Wood in BC

    As a showcase for innovative wood building projects, BC is advancing the use of wood in the built environment. Through a variety of educational tools and resources by naturally:wood, this presentation will introduce attendees to BC’s leadership in wood fabrication, design and construction.

  • THE SPECIFICATION AND USE OF PRIMED, PRESERVATIVE TREATED WOOD TRIM

    This presentation will help you better understand the manufacturing process and physical properties of preservative treated wood trim as well as the advantages of using preservative treated wood trim and how to properly finish it for home exteriors.

  • Building with fire retardant wood

    This seminar covers the manufacturing process of fire-retardant wood, how it is tested, the building code requirements around it, and the advantages it has over composite products.

  • ENGINEERING WESTERN RED CEDAR TO ENHANCE ITS PERFORMANCE

    Western red cedar (WRC) is one of North America’s most long lasting species. Learn about the new advancements in NAUF resins for engineered WRC products. Learn about engineered siding benefits. Gain an understanding of the sustainability of engineered products.

  • HIGH APPEARANCE GLULAM

    This seminar will give insight into the world of glulam, the advantages of this product will be discussed as well as the different appearance properties including texturing, finishing, and high-appearance glulam options.

  • CONSTRUCTING WINDOWS AND DOOR FOR THE WEST COAST

    This seminar will discuss features to consider when specifying user friendly wood windows and doors for West Coast applications.

  • REAL CEDAR – A TRULY GREEN BUILDING MATERIAL

    This seminar will present the benefits of designing with sustainably harvested western red cedar.

  • BUILDING WITH DOWEL LAMINATED TIMBER

    This seminar will discuss the different types of DLT, you will walk away with a better understanding of the health benefits, energy efficiency, and sustainability associated with dowel laminated timber.

  • DESIGNING AND SPECIFYING MODERN TIMBER BUILDINGS & SYSTEMS

    This seminar will provide a detailed overview of modern timber building techniques including key aspects of designing and specifying architectural timbers: solid sawn timbers, glulam members and wrapped steel timber.

  • RECOVERING VALUE ADDED LUMBER PRODUCTS FROM FIRE AND BEETLE DAMAGED FOREST

    The environmental and sustainability benefits achieved from recovering fire & beetle damaged forest will be covered, as well as the process of re-manufacturing and the products that can be produced.

  • EFFECTIVE APPROACHES TO INCORPORATING LOG AND TIMBER INTO YOUR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL

    In this presentation, the energy efficiency of log and timber projects will be discussed in addition to the Life Cycle Analysis of log or timber structures and how to incorporate large solid timber and log into various projects

  • SOLUTIONS FOR WOOD

    This seminar will cover several types of appearance finishes available today that will both extend the life of wood while providing the aged or reclaimed look including weathered, burnt, or hand hewn on almost any wood size and profile from heavy timber to millwork to cladding.

  • FOUR BENEFITS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE FENESTRATION

    This presentation will discuss how high-performance fenestration can contribute to health, hygiene and indoor air quality. As well as how high-performance windows contribute to durability, indoor comfort, and sound proofing.

  • APPLICATIONS AND DRYING SPECIFICATIONS FOR WESTERN RED CEDAR AND YELLOW CEDAR

    This presentation will discuss custom pattern orders, drying practices and the benefits and suggested installation practices for red and yellow cedar.

  • IMPROVING FLOOR PERFORMANCE THROUGH LOAD SHARING

    This seminar will discuss floor design criteria, specifically the symptoms and limitations of poor floor performance and current “fixes”, it will also analyse load sharing as a solution to some of those issues.

  • DOWEL-LAMINATED TIMBER, THE NEXT GENERATION MASS TIMBER PRODUCT

    This session will provide a general overview into mass timber construction, featuring North America’s newest product Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT).