Nordic Structures, CLT Condominium in central Quebec City, built in 35 days
Brigitte Shim, Shim Sutcliffe Architects
Community forest map showing 30 year harvest cycle
Central Park Pin Oak
Water tower reclamation in New York City
Ohio barn timber salvage
Terreform ONE - plug in ecology farm



8:00am - 5:30pm
Mass Timber "Mobile Round Table" Tour of buildings in Montreal and Trois-Rivieres;
(separate ticket that includes special transportation — limited seating)
Cick for detailed schedule pdf  Tour starts downtown Montreal at the "Arbora" Project -map

On the McGill Campus
3:00pm - 5:00pm 
Frances Seymour: Keynote: Tropical Forests and Climate Change:  How research can help transform a problem into a solution

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Opening keynote lecture by architect Richard Kroeker at McGill University, followed by cocktail reception - map

Full day of events activities at St Jax Montréal, 1439 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest:
Conference presentations, panels, round tables, discussions, and demonstrations - and great food!
Student competition: Students will take wood from reclaimed urban trees cut on site using a portable Wood-Mizer sawmill and build 10' bridges. For competition details download this PDF.

8:00 am - Registration, coffee, breakfast, sawmill demo

8:30 am - First round of presentations and keynote by Frances Seymour, author of Why Forests Why Now

10:45 am - Coffee break

11:00 am - Second round of talks, incuding keynote by Gilles Saucier, architect

12:30 pm  - Lunch and round tables on our four themes

2:00 pm - Third round of talks

3:15 pm - Coffee break and sustainably sourced chocolate tasting table

4:00 pm - Forth round of talks

5:00 pm - Panel discussion and collective action and resolution

5:45 pm - Closing keynote by architect Stéphane Berthier, hosted by Universite de Montreal,

7:00 pm - Wine and cheese reception


St Jax Montréal - the site of Friday's conference

Saint-Michel soccer complex in Montreal -  one of the sites on our Mass Timber tour. (Saucier + Perrotte, HCMA, Nordic Structures, 2014.) Architect Gilles Saucier will give a special presentation at the site on Thursday, and a talk during the conference on Friday.





2016 Schedule

Our 2016 conference featured a lineup of talks and keynotes by leaders in wood construction, urban development, and forest conservation at both the local and global levels, presenting the latest ideas, acomplisments, projects, and challeges concerning wood as a city-building and global forest conservation tool. See our speakers page for talk details. Below you can find the schedule for WOOD at WORK 2016.

EVENING BEFORE (Thursday, Oct 27th, 2016) 
6pm - 8pm - Pre-conference drinks and snacks at Superfine DUMBO, 126 Front St, Brooklyn, MAP

THE CONFERENCE (Friday, Oct 28th, 2016)

8:00am - Registration, coffee, breakfast, sawmill demo

8:30am - First round of talks and keynote by Robert Penn, author of The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

10:45am - Coffee break

11:00am - Second round of talks

12:30 - Lunch and round tables on our four themes

2:00pm - Third round of talks

3:15pm - Coffee break and chocolate tasting table

4:00pm - Forth round of talks

5:00 pm - Panel discussion and resolution

5:45pm - Closing remarks

6:00pm - Reception


Throughout the day we heard from speakers on our four interconnected themes: 

1. The Mass Timber Movement: Changing the way we build cities and fight global warming

2. Small Forests, Big Impact: Innovation and entrepreneurship in ‘glocal’ wood supply chains

3. Upcycling Trees: Cities and the wood reclamation revolution: Reducing waste while creating jobs and opportunities for innovation

4. Tropical Forests, People, and Wood: Sustainable-use models, procurement policies, and certification schemes that support forest conservation