• 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.
  • 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 B.C. species.
  • Develop design values for glulam products using Hem-fir by full-size beam testing and computer modeling to develop layup combinations.
  • Develop the technical evidence in support of recognition of design values for Hem-fir Glulam weak axis bending in the Canadian Design code CSA O86.
  • Quantify the environmental benefits of utilizing recycled wood, emphasizing its potential to reduce the embodied carbon footprint.

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