register now International wood industry stalwart – Derek Newby to
Present at the webinar by Canadian Wood
Mass timber architecture to be introduced like never before!
FII (Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.) better known as “Canadian Wood,” is a crown agency of the government of British Columbia (B.C.) with a mandate to promote B.C. forest products in the offshore markets. B.C. is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management.Canadian Wood has been actively promoting building with wood in India through five legally sourced, species from B.C. namely, Spruce-pine-fir, Western hemlock, Douglas-fir, Yellow cedar and Western red cedar.All these species are available in India as seasoned, sized, graded and certified lumber applicable to a range of structural (wood frame construction houses, post-and-beam method, double Tongue& Groove) and re-man (indoor & outdoor furniture, doors, door frames & windows, interior and other) applications.
Canadian Wood also conducts educational seminars and training workshops that help create awareness about its wood species, specific applicationsand appropriate methods of use. As a part of this continued effort during the COVID-19 period, it has been consistently organizing webinars for the wood working professionals on topics of relevance to them. Mass timber architecture is well-known worldwide and is soon expected to be the next breakthrough in building with wood in India. As this method of building with wood is at its nascent stage in the country, Canadian Wood, in its upcoming webinar is set to offer a holistic, information packed presentation on ‘Developments in mass timber architecture – a Canadian perspective’.Scheduled on December 17, 2020 at 10.30 a.m.,the webinar will be graced by reputed architects, developers, designers, builder & contractors.
What’s more, while understanding about the different types of mass timber products, connections, fabrication techniques and their application through case studies from around the globe; the attendees could also interact with Derek and technical experts at Canadian Wood!
About Derek Newby:
Derek Newby is an Architect and Principal in the Vancouver studio of Diamond Schmitt Architects (https://dsai.ca/). With decades of practice, he has extensive experience with mixed-use, office, and academic facilities, working effectively with private and public-sector clients. Derek is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is a LEED accredited professional and is a Certified Passive House Designer.