Touted as the leading construction material for tomorrow’s sustainable cities, wood is recognized as playing a key role in sustainable development and reducing the impacts of climate change. But that’s not all.
Mounting research now supports the health benefits that wood has on humans, even reducing stress responses in both the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems.These benefits have fostered a collaborative effort to incorporate wood into the structural and architectural design of buildings.
In 2017, six research and innovation centres, including FPInnovations, gathered to form the Woodrise International Alliance to position wood as the leading construction material. Joined by new members in 2018, the alliance prepared and launched the international roadmap on mid-rise and tall wood buildings. From September 30 to October 4 in Quebec City, FPInnovations and the Institut Technologique FCBA, based in France, are co-organizing Woodrise 2019 — the second world conference on mid- and high-rise buildings.
Woodrise 2019 will provide solutions supporting the worldwide development of innovative wood building designs. International attendees will hear industry experts discuss topics such as seismic risk prevention in wood buildings, and the impact of wood on the quality of life and comfort.
The trade show will showcase the latest products while the B2B meeting platform will provide an opportunity to network and develop strategic partnerships with leading industry professionals. The last two days of the conference will feature tours of recently constructed wood buildings and industrial facilities.