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BCSEA Webinar: Wood on the Rise - The Role of Wood Design as a Climate Solution

Webinar
Apr 21 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
BCSEA Event

Join us for another FREE BCSEA Webinar.

New designs, materials and construction techniques make large and tall wood buildings practical, safe and economical. Peter Moonen of Wood-Works BC! will show how heavy wood construction

  • encourages sustainable forestry by creating demand for long-lasting wood products
  • stores harvested forest carbon for long periods of time
  • reduces carbon emissions from concrete and steel, and 
  • is safe in fires and earthquakes

The presentation will show how timber framing can be used in buildings up to 30 storeys high, using cross laminated timber and oriented wood strand panels as structural members. Heat-trapping greenhouse gases are produced during the production of concrete and steel, while the use of wood in construction can lock carbon up for decades.

Peter Moonen is the Municipal Affairs & National Sustainability Manager with Wood Works BC! and the Canadian Wood Council.

There is no charge for this Webinar, but you must register to attend.

Recordings of many of our previous Webinars are available on our Past Webinars page.