University of British Columbia – Centre for Advanced Wood Processing – $363,979
Design, engineer, prototype, test and conduct cost-benefit analyses to support value-added manufacturers in the development of new wood products.
Organize a series of networking meetings to foster collaboration between manufacturers and industrial designers in various subsectors of the value-added wood industry.
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.
Develop design guidelines for large span timber-based composite floor systems for high-rise office buildings.
Develop novel multi-material, deconstructable hybrid connections for mass timber prefabricated buildings.
Develop adhesives modified for use in the engineered wood products using fire-retardant nanoclays to improve their thermal stability and reduce the potential fire hazards.