Mass Timber – Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) Workshop

The UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) in collaboration with the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) held its inaugural 3-day hands-on Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) workshop in early February. This sold out workshop was led by UBC faculty and industry experts from the mass timber design, engineering, fabrication and installation community to discuss lessons learned in mass timber construction. Participants took part in a design/build process and were guided through the process of designing mass-timber projects with the consideration of manufacturing technologies.

Want to attend the next DFMA workshop? UBC CAWP already has a waitlist and is planning for another session. Please email Jason Chiu at to be notified on the next workshop schedule.


Photo: CLT production at Structurlam facilities | Credit: Swanky Photography


Interior view of a bright and clean warehouse, with a CLT panel hanging horizontally from a crane.
Centre for Advanced Wood Processing

2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada


604 822-0082