University of British Columbia—Centre for Advanced Wood Processing – $500,720
Deliver educational programs to explore and convey advanced wood processing solutions, such as industrial robotics, mixed reality wood fabrication, and prefabrication in wood and mass timber assemblies.
Organize a B.C. tour to visit prominent mass-timber and prefabricated building system manufacturers.
Design, engineer, prototype, test and conduct cost-benefit analyses to support value-added manufacturers in the development of new wood products.
Maintain and grow an online platform and organize a series of networking meetings to foster collaboration between manufacturers and industrial designers in various subsectors of the value-added wood industry.
Analyze the vibration response of a hybrid floor system in which CLT panels are combined with steel beams using self-tapping screws for a modular prefabricated dry assembly mass timber-steel hybrid floor element, Phase 2.
Develop an advanced multi-material hybrid shear connector for mass timber buildings that allow for easy construction, deconstruction, and reuse of the structural elements , Phase 3.
Develop a new mass timber system, Engineered Nail Laminated Timber (ENLT), for wall and floor applications by creating an internal mechanism for lateral resistance.
Develop design values for glulam made from western hemlock and mixed species of western hemlock and Amabilis fir (hem-fir) for Canadian wood design standards CSA 0122 and 086.
Develop sustainable, high-performance, and safe-to-use thermal insulating materials for buildings by converting tree-harvesting waste and/or low-value wood industry by-products into lignocellulosic nanofibre.
Develop all natural, self-bonded bark exterior building cladding products for conventional and tall wood buildings.