Prefabrication in mass timber buildings is fast becoming a reality and, through digital design and manufacturing processes, it is having 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 a collaboration between UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).
The symposium will bring together architects, engineers, fabricators and industry leaders who are interested in the future of prefabrication in wood mass timber, tall wood, passive house and large multi-family wood structures.
The conference will be focused on four key themes:
- State-of-the-Art in Prefabrication
- Vertical Integration
- Industry 4.0
- BC Innovation Prefabrication
Construction of Brock Commons Phase 1 | Photo credit: KK Law