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International Experts Will Present at High-Profile Wood Design Conference in Toronto

(Toronto: October 1, 2017) The high-profile Wood Solutions Fair is returning to Toronto in 2017 with expert speakers from Sweden, the UK, the US, and Canada. The much-anticipated, one-day event is taking place on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 7:30 am to 4:40 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building).

The Wood Solutions Fair, presented by Ontario Wood WORKS! and the Canadian Wood Council, combines an industry tradeshow with a seminar program packed with wood design experts from across Canada and around the world. For professionals who design and build with wood, or who are looking to expand their capacity to do so, this is a valuable conference.

Globally, the growing prevalence of wood construction is the result of many factors. For one, wood’s superior environmental characteristics are directly in line with the drive towards lower-carbon construction solutions. In addition, technical advancements in engineered wood products, the growing utilization of mass timber in the marketplace, and updated building codes that permit taller and larger wood structures have enabled and encouraged designers to explore new ways of building with wood.

The Wood Solutions Fair is a popular industry event, highly regarded for the relevance of the topics and the calibre of the speakers presented. The educational program is enhanced by the valuable networking opportunity offered by the trade show which enables practitioners to connect directly with industry experts who have the knowledge and products to assist with wood projects.

The Toronto Wood Solutions Fair will present 17 sessions in a program designed to meet the needs of a diverse audience of design, development and construction professionals. The presentations range from inspirational to technical; topics include acoustics, CLT design provisions, mass timber assemblies, mid-rise construction, low-carbon solutions, and award winning wood buildings. One highlight of the program is a panel discussion featuring Swedish developer Folkem, a company that only builds in wood. Canadian experts on the panel will discuss this successful and innovative practice in the context of Canadian development needs. The complete seminar program can be downloaded from the Wood WORKS! website at:  
Delegates who register by October 4, 2017, can take advantage of the ‘early bird’ rate of $65; the regular conference rate is $75. The registration deadline is midnight on Monday, October 30, 2017.  Delegates can find the Toronto Wood Solutions Fair on EventBrite or jump directly to online registration with this link:

Wood Solution Fair Media Release