Mark your calendar: the IRG 50 meeting is coming soon! From May 12-16, 2019, Québec City (Canada) will be host of the 50th Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection. The technical program is now well on track and many interesting sessions and presentations have been announced.
The scientific main session will take place on Monday, May 13 with the following keynote speakers:
Michael Lacasse, Senior Research Officer, Construction at the National Research Council of Canada
“Durability and climate change – implications for wood building structures”
Martin Tauvette, Wood Preservation Canada
“The status of the Canadian wood preservation industry”
Prof. Dr. Joris Van Acker, Ghent University and present IRGWP President
“Towards better integration of wood protection in the forestry wood industry chain, case study on hybrid poplar”
Special sessions on knowledge transfer in the wood protection sector, protection potential of mass timber, and protection of sustainable wood infrastructure are available, along with a discussion forum entitled: The 50th anniversary of IRG-WP — the past, present, and future.
The International Research Group on Wood Protection is the leading global organization for the dissemination of scientific information on wood protection technologies. To learn more about the event, visit the IRG 50 website or download the IRG50 flyer. You can also visit the registration page to confirm your participation.
More information can also be obtained by contacting Rod Stirling, Manager of FPInnovations’ New Construction Materials Group.