• 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 Scandinavian 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.
  • Improve and optimize the manufacturing process and product properties of naturally-bonded bark cladding products from BC species.
  • Develop design values for glulam products using Hem-fir by full-size beam testing and computer modeling to develop layup combinations.
  • Investigate the possibility for relaxing the load duration adjustment factor under wind load conditions in the Canadian code CSA O86 to increase the competitiveness of tall wood construction.
  • Continue the development of fire-retardant and thermal insulating lignocellulosic foam from forest resources.

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