The 4-day symposium will focus on aspirational outcomes for prefabrication bringing together architects, engineers and fabricators who are interested in the potentials for their disciplines using prefabrication in wood. The future of design in prefabricated building necessitates the integration of disciplines and thus the symposium will focus on multiple viewpoints of the same projects. The conference will be focused on three key themes;(1) Architectural innovation (2) Structural engineering considerations, and (3) integrated manufacturing processes and technologies. As such the event will appeal to architects, engineers, manufacturers and building professionals seeking more information on prefabrication that will enable them to fully participate in the growing market for prefabricated mass timber, tall wood, passive house and large multi-family wood structures.
Prefabrication in mass timber buildings is fast becoming a reality and, through digital design and manufacturing processes, is bringing forth a disruptive effect on the building industry. In order to maintain BC’s lead in innovation in wood and to promote value-added processes within the province, it is timely for BC to lead a symposium on the state-of-the-art in Wood Prefabricated Buildings. This symposium is held jointly by The University of British Columbia in collaboration with British Columbia Institute of Technology and University of Northern BC.