September 12-15, everyone involved in the mid- and high-rise building construction sector is invited to make it a date for the first edition of the WOODRISE Congress, which will be held in Bordeaux, France. The objective of this event, presented in conjunction with the Institut technologique FCBA (France), FPInnovations (Canada), the Building Research Institute (Japan), and ADIVBois (France), is to showcase scientific and technological excellence worldwide as well as promote economic development opportunities.
Three months away from this congress, FPInnovations is not just a little proud of all that has been accomplished to date in order to offer participants a very lofty program. Among the high-profile guests, Michael Green, renowned Canadian architect whose commitment to wood construction is well established, will be the keynote speaker at the plenary session on September 14, on the topic of the economic development potential of stakeholders in the midrise and tall wood building construction sector. FPInnovations also counts many keynote speakers who will be taking part in various technical workshops, including Erol Karacabeyli, influential member of the international community of wood building systems and active member of many committees on standards and codes. Management representatives from Natural Resources Canada and Canadian Wood Council will take part in a plenary session on the influence of public policy on wood development in mid-rise and high-rise buildings. Lastly, the impressive Canadian delegation will also include the presence of representatives from Sotramont and Nordic Structures/Les chantiers Chibougamau, two forerunners in the wood construction sector in Canada.
Various provincial delegations have announced their presence as well: already over 25 participants from the province of Ontario, and as for Quebec, MESI, in cooperation with FPInnovations, is organizing an economic mission for wood construction, which will be structured around the Congress and its various activities. Nearly 30 participants have registered to date. Click here for more information or to register for this mission.