What are Lunch and Learn Seminars?

BC Wood Specialties Group is a trade association representing British Columbia’s value-added wood products manufacturing industry. The industry is very diverse with many of its products being innovative and world class with much of it being sold into global markets. Our experience is that much of the industry is not as well-known as it might be with BC’s architectural and designer community. The purpose of the Lunch & Learn seminars is to provide an overview of this industry and create a greater awareness of it. This includes environmental and technical issues, unique products and how to access them. This is done so those who specify products can have a working understanding of what is produced here in BC.

All sessions are presented by experts in their respective fields as outlined below.

Detailed summaries of each session are available by request.

Contact Ken Hori For Booking

List of Seminars

ALL 1 HOUR SESSIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY AIBC FOR 1 CORE LU.

Half-hour sessions can be combined upon request for 1 Core AIBC LU.

INTRODUCTION TO RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DOOR APPLICATIONS & DESIGN TRENDS

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

Doors are specified and used every day.  Today’s door manufacturers offer a wide range of designs and functions that respond to the current demanding requirements including Energy Conservation, Environment and Sustainability issues as well as Fire Doors, Institutional and Commercial Doors, Acoustical Doors, and Residential Doors.  This seminar will discuss how to link the door to various applications throughout a project by focusing on current functions, designs and trends; the construction and materials used in wood doors as it relates to environmental issues and design trends; overweight door options, acoustical and solid core doors, and finishing options; with the ultimate goal to insure the correct doors are specified for the required application in both design and function for all applications.

DESIGNING AND SPECIFYING MODERN TIMBER BUILDINGS & SYSTEMS

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

Timbers both solid and engineered in a pre-fabricated form continue its dramatic growth as a popular building material due to its many superior attributes including environmental, strength and technical qualities in the assembly of this form. This seminar will cover modern timber building techniques, and designing and specifying architectural timbers.   It will also discuss the critical aspect of preparation of heavy timbers through the proper drying process, and timber preservation through factory finishing options.

EVOLUTION OF WATER BORNE COATINGS & FACTORY FINISHING

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

Discover how today’s water-borne coating products can perform and enhance the natural look and performance of wood products. When specifying coatings, it makes sense to use water-borne coating products that can perform as well, if not better, than their solvent borne counterparts without their negative environmental impact. This seminar will also discuss myths and realities associated with water products, how architects can enjoy a net gain by specifying them, and how LEED and VOC mandates are leading the industry looking ahead.

FACTORY REFINISHING OF EXTERIOR BUILDING MATERIALS; A SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

Cladding products start with the most natural, healthy, and sustainable resource available – wood. That wood is then engineered, machined, and coated to create a full line of siding and trim products that deliver performance, stability, and beauty. The finished products can be specified on any project; residential and non-residential projects alike with BC companies shipping throughout North America and Globally.

MASS TIMBER CONSTRUCTION & INTRODUCTION TO DOWEL-LAMINATED TIMBER

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

Dowel-Laminated Timber (DLT) is North America’s newest mass timber product; the only All-Wood mass timber product which can be used as a prefabricated floor, wall, and roof elements.  Unique to this mass timber product are the numerous possibilities for architectural refinements, acoustic and other machine profiles that can easily integrate directly into exposed surface of the panels.  DLT is the only mass timber product which is 100 percent wood; utilizing no glue or nails. This presentation will discuss how DLT differs from other mass timber products in its use and specification. Also discussed will be T3 Minneapolis, North America’s largest all wood structure and the next generation mass timber office building.

DESIGNING AND SPECIFYING ARCHITECTURAL HEAVY TIMBER

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

This seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of modern timber-building method-ology including all aspects of designing and specifying architectural timber; both solid sawn timber and glulam. Particular attention will be given to materials properties and how those can be utilized to support architectural content.  Also covered will be species, grades, sizes, moisture content, wood drying, issues, connection design options, digital timber design and manufacturing, protecting timber from weather and moisture.

TIMBER FRAME AND ARCHITECTURAL TIMBERWORK

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

Timber frame is the iconic wood construction used in both residential and non-residential projects throughout North America and Globally. When designed and constructed properly, timber frame projects can be described as fine furniture, only on a larger scale. The focus of this seminar will be how to properly design, specify and construct timber frame projects to insure clients’ complete satisfaction.  It will also cover integrating heavy timber into structures to enhance their architectural appeal while continuing to meet structural requirements; and the pros and cons of designing timber frame structures with SIP (structural insulated panels) enclosure systems.

CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER (CLT’S); OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES WHEN SPECIFYING

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

Cross Laminated Timber or CLT is the green choice for schools, health care facilities, public buildings, commercial buildings, and multi-family housing because of its cross-layered construction, reduced carbon footprint, and ready to assemble system. Solid CLT panels are ideal for floor, wall, and roof systems making it a perfect structural solution. This seminar will discuss the opportunities and challenges (CLT) has faced and the progress made with designing and constructing with CLT and the advantages for the architect, builder and owner.

INNOVATIONS IN LAMINATED VENEER LUMBER

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

The seminar will give a short overview of the currently available products for mass timber construction and introduce Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL).  LVL advanced product by laminating LVL into a structural panel product as an additional alternative for mass timber construction. LVL is an extremely stable and consistent engineered wood    product, ecologically sourced, complies with LEED requirements, with an astonishing visual quality.

THERMALLY MODIFIED WOOD INTRODUCTION

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

**ALSO AVAILABLE IN A 30 MINUTE SESSION QUALIFYING FOR 0.5 CORE LU APPROVED BY AIBC

Description:

Thermally Modified Wood (TMW) has been successfully used in global communities for over 15 years with over 60 million feet in existing applications. Beginning with sustainably sourced wood species, much of it from BC. TMW’s chemical free modification process produces a product that is nontoxic, stable, durable, rot and decay proof and long-lasting.   This seminar will discuss the process and how the end product makes it ideal for multiple applications (including decking, cladding, fencing, paneling, furniture, and much more) for use in residential, commercial and industrial use.

FIRE RETARDANT COATINGS AND FACTORY FINISHING OPTIONS

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

**ALSO AVAILABLE IN A 30 MINUTE SESSION QUALIFYING FOR 0.5 CORE LU APPROVED BY AIBC

Description:

Fire Retardant Coatings and Building Code compliance is the hot topic of late in specification writing.  Fire retardant coating technology has made great advancements in both safety and environmental issues.  This seminar will give an overview of the latest in technology for fire retardant coatings, their viabilities and limitations.  Also discussed will be environmentally friendly coating and LEED compliant factory finishing options.

ENGINEERED WESTERN RED CEDAR PANELS

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

**ALSO AVAILABLE IN A 30 MINUTE SESSION QUALIFYING FOR 0.5 CORE LU APPROVED BY AIBC

Description:

The Western Red Cedar is British Columbia’s official tree, naturally durable with its resistance to decay and insect damage, and light in weight. It is used for siding, interior/exterior paneling as well as outdoor furniture, decking and fencing. This seminar will focus on designing, specifying, and integrating Engineered Western Red Cedar Panels in construction projects to enhance their architectural appeal.  Also covered will be its comparison to other cladding materials, and its contribution to LEED projects.

INTRODUCTION TO CROSS LAMINATED DOWEL LAMINATED TIMBER

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

The use of Mass Timber in construction continues to grow in North America as a result of Mass Timber’s proven high performance for structural systems including superior strength and stability. As a result of its continued growth and acceptance and use, new mass timber products continue to enter the building industry.  This seminar will introduce a major development in the manufacturing process of one of the most widely accepted Mass Timber products, CLT’s, Cross Laminated Dowel Laminated Timber (CLDLT).  Discussed will be the benefits of CLDLT’s compared to other building systems, including wood, steel and concrete; design options of specifying CLDLT’s including its sustainable nature and health.

SPECIFYING HIGH PERFORMANCE WOOD WINDOWS AND DOORS

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

Wood window manufacturing technology has dramatically evolved in recent years.  As a result, it is once again becoming a popular building component dues to its many superior qualities including high performance and environmental attributes as well as for their strength and aesthetic properties. This seminar focuses on recent developments of modern, high performance wooden windows and doors including passive house and de-sign options.  Also discussed will be the various materials used in window manufacturing including PVC, fiberglass, aluminum cladding and wood; their advantages and disadvantages.

OVERVIEW OF BC’S CEILING & WALL SYSTEMS

Learning Credit:

0.5 Core LU

Description:

Acoustical and decorative wood ceiling and wall systems are used in commercial, institutional, and residential construction projects.  This session will discuss the manufacturing, assembling and finishing processes, all of which are done in BC manufacturers’ facilities enabling complete quality control over the product.  All covered will be the extensive variety of customized ceiling and wall systems available including grilles, planks and kerf acoustical panels that can be manufactured to each specific project needs.

Ventilated Doors – Next Generation: Maximizing Indoor Environmental Quality Between Enclosed Spaces

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

As buildings are increasingly designed for environmental, occupant health, and well-being in mind, there is a growing requirement for ventilation openings between enclosed spaces. Ventilation pathways are notorious for transmitting sound, and there is also the challenge of creating airflow pathways without the complexity of modifying ceilings and walls to accept ducting, vents and grilles.

This presentation reviews ventilation and acoustical challenges associated with creating comfortable interior environments. It also discusses the latest in ventilated door solutions that addresses these challenges.

Introduction to Hybrid Wood Curtain Wall Window Systems

Learning Credit:

1 Core LU

Description:

Hybrid wood curtain wall window systems have been available in Europe for over 20 years. This is a thermally broken, self-draining system that offers a wood interior and wood or aluminum exterior. It is the ideal option for contemporary residential and commercial applications. This system is certified for Passive House design in Europe and is now manufactured and available right here in BC.

The seminar will feature the curtain wall systems introduction. Participants will also learn how wood can be incorporated into this and other window systems, using sustainably-sourced engineered wood components that can be used for the exterior that will require little or no maintenance.