Canada Wood is a joint government-industry initiative, serving as your link to Canada’s wealth of timber and wood products.
Canada Wood UK
PO Box 1
Fax: +44 (0)1252 522546
CPD booking contact
Mr Patrick Cooper
Tel: + 44 (0)1252 522545
Approved CPD materials
Western Red Cedar: Distinctive Designs
This is a presentation developed by the Western Red Cedar Export Association in British Columbia, Canada, offering background, technical and practical information relating to the use of cedar in construction. The illustrated talk covers topics that include forest management and certification, life cycle analysis, wood properties and uses, product grades and sizes, building codes overview, and installation. References are provided, serving as sources of further information. Audiences will come away with an appreciation of the unique collection of properties and characteristic of this durable wood.
International Building Series 1-5
- Moisture and wood frame buildings
- Wood trusses - strength, economy, versatility
- Fire resistance and sound transmission in wood frame residential buildings
- Sustainability and life cycle analysis for residential buildings
- Thermal performance of light frame assemblies
The literature aims to provide information on designing with wood as an alternative to other building materials, addresses frequently identified challenges to designing with wood and how they can be overcome, explains how architects can design large open spaces in a building, ideas for acoustics, fire safety and energy efficiency and how to avoid building envelope failures moisture areas.
Green by Design
Taking the current trend in "green construction" and "global warming" as the focus, this presentation considers the UK position as a part of the global whole and, by way of comparison, in isolation; green design philosphy, materials performance, "material miles", green design principles, unique ways used to achieve a "superior" end result, an explanation of the environmental credentials and benefits of wood, the carbon "footprint", the Canadian forest resource and its management, sustainability and certification.
Fire Safety and Acoustical Design in Wood Frame Buildings
This seminar includes an introduction to timber frame with a brief history of wood frame construction, an outline of structural principles and capabilities, what is required to achieve satisfactory and superior resistance to fire and the passage of sound, moisture and thermal considerations, an explanation of the environmental credentials and benefits of wood, the Canadian forest resource and its management, sustainability and certification.
Engineered Wood Products: Bits and Pieces
This seminar includes a brief history of wood in construction, properties of the raw material, engineered wood principles, variety and application of engineered wood products, a closer look at the capabilities of glued-laminated timber, timber connections, a more in-depth coverage of wood products with regard to fire resistance and durability, use of wood in exterior applications, an explanation of the environmental credentials and benefits of wood, the Canadian forest resource and its management and sustainability and certification. This seminar provides an understanding of wood as a material and the range of engineered products available, why they were developed and their enhanced capabilities with reference to pertinent British and European standards.
Canadian Hardwoods - the Natural Choice
The presentation is intended to help designers and specifiers make informed decisions when selecting material for projects. Different hard wood species have unique combinations of properties and are available in grades that make them ideally suited to particular end-uses.