|Conference schedule and directory are now available online!
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The conference program, including the oral and poster presentations, is now available in PDF.
Update of the Oral program schedule here.
The conference steering committee welcomes you to the 2014 World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2014) to be held August 10-14 in Quebec City, Canada, the birthplace of Canada’s wood industry.
WCTE is the most prestigious international event in timber engineering, engineered wood products and design of timber structures, which is held biannually in different parts of the world and attracts researchers, engineers and architects, code consultants and building officials, contractors and project managers, fabricators and suppliers from all continents.
CONFERENCE MAIN THEME: RENAISSANCE OF TIMBER CONSTRUCTION
Timber construction has a rich history. We are re-discovering what our predecessors had accomplished and we are striving to surpass their level of ingenuity by capitalizing on the past achievements and modern wood-based products and systems, design tools and technology developed at the forefront of the research, design and construction communities.
CONFERENCE CO-HOST: 68TH FOREST PRODUCTS SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
The annual Forest Products Society International Convention is the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry. The Convention brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, nonprofit, and private industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field. Attended by Forest Products Society members and non-members, the Convention is the perfect venue to build new professional connections with top researchers from around the world and reconnect with colleagues and friends in the field. For more information, check out the FPS website.
- Gather and disseminate the latest information on innovative timber construction
- Demonstrate how to use wood to design better and become a wood champion.
- Develop greater collaboration between stakeholders focusing their agendas on environmentally responsible and sustainable construction
- Motivate engineering and architecture students and junior professionals to work in the spirit of innovation and respect to the heritage and the best practices
WCTE 2014 will take place in the Quebec City Convention Centre located in the heart of the World Heritage city across from the Parliament Building and a few steps from tourist attractions.
PROPOSALS FOR WCTE 2018
Proposals to hold WCTE 2018 are being sought from interested organization(s) from around
the world. To be considered, please submit a short written proposal by June 21, 2014. For all the details, please download the Request for Proposal.