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1 Hour LIVE WEBINAR Session | AIBC 1 Core LU | AIA 1 LU/HSW | BC Housing 1 CPD, Informal | AAA 1 Structured LU


More Architects, Designers, and Homeowners are gravitating towards wood and other natural materials. Sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint continues to be a growing influence in consumers’ product choices, and innovative wood products are now at front and center. This presentation tells the story from the tree, specifically the Western Red Cedar, through sustainably managed processing into beautiful engineered wooden panels for exterior and interior walls, garage doors, and cabinet doors.

Wood is warm and aesthetically pleasing, but as a natural product there are concerns about its durability against the elements, finishing, and maintenance. This presentation also looks at how engineered edge-glued and cross-laminated Western Red Cedar panels can address these concerns, and how it compares with other cladding materials.

This session will be presented by an industry professional from Silva Timber Products Ltd.


  • Understand the challenges facing the industry as it shifts to a thermal performance focus, new to much of the North American fenestration industry.
  • Gain knowledge of manufacturing design and material details adapted into fenestration products to meet and pass new thermal code performance demands.
  • Learn about the impact of code changes on residential fenestration in BC.
  • Learn about support programs and challenges faced by manufacturers in their race to develop emerging designs and technologies required to keep pace with new performance goals coming sooner than 2032.

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