Wednesday, May 31st
9:00-11:30

The bus for this tour leaves at 9:00 a.m. Please be in the Westin Bayshore conference foyer if you have signed up for this tour below.

North Vancouver Hydraulics Laboratory

In collaboration with the CSCE, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd. is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a tour of its North Vancouver hydraulics laboratory in the morning of May 31, 2017. There will be a number of physical hydraulic models on display including pump stations, a drop shaft, water quality process, and river channel models. Attendees will have the opportunity to see a number of these models operating and to discuss both the benefits and limitations associated with using physical models as part of hydraulic design projects.

The number of workshop participants will be limited by available space, so please sign up HERE as soon as possible if you plan to attend. Please put hydraulics laboratory in the subject line.

Thursday, June 1st
2:00 – 4:00

The bus for this tour leaves at 3:00 pm. Please be in the Westin Bayshore conference foyer if you have signed up for this tour  at the conference information desk.

History Dedication
Mosquito Creek Bridge

The first part of the History Dedication will take place at the Westin Bayshore Hotel – Marine room for the presentations and unveiling the unveiling ceremony.

The second part will be a l tour of the Mosquito Creek Bridge.

If you would like to sign up for this tour, please go the the conference information desk located in the main foyer near the registration desk. Numbers are limited!

Friday, June 2nd
8:15 -11:00

The bus for this tour leaves at 8:15 a.m. Please be in the Westin Bayshore conference foyer if you have signed up for this tour at the conference information desk.

Structure of UBC’s tall wood building, Brock Commons now complete!

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The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence—the world’s tallest wood building at 18 storeys (53 metres, about 174 feet)—four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood.

The structure was completed less than 70 days after the prefabricated components were first delivered to the site. Construction will now focus on interior elements, with completion expected in early May 2017—18 per cent (or four months) faster than a typical project. The building is expected to welcome more than 400 students in September 2017.

“This remarkable building, the first of its kind in the world, is another shining example of Canadian ingenuity and innovation, an apt demonstration of how Canada’s forest industry is finding new opportunities through technology and innovation — opening up a world of possibilities for our forest and construction industries,” said Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.

If you would like to sign up for this tour, please go the the conference information desk located in the main foyer near the registration desk. Numbers are limited!