VANCOUVER - The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in collaboration with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) will lead a technical tour to Austria December 2-9, 2017.

The tour will start in Vienna with a visit to the construction site of the world’s next tallest wood building, the 24-story Ho Ho Tower. The next three days will be spent traveling through Austria visiting manufacturers of prefabricated energy efficient homes, modular building systems fabricators, and innovative mass- timber components manufacturers.

The tour will culminate at the 23rd Holzbau Forum, the world’s largest international conference on wood building and design, in Garmisch Partenkirchen (Holzbau Conference Program) The aim of the tour is to give participants the chance to see modern timber structures, state-of-the-art prefabricated home, and modular home manufacturing facilities, as well as innovative mass-timber component manufacturers.

These products are important in modern timber construction, demonstrating innovative use of advanced energy efficient materials, and mass- timber products for single family, multi-family, and non-residential construction.

For more information about the Holzbau 2017 Building Tour to Vienna, please contact Jason Chiu,  jason.chiu@ubc.ca, Tel: 604 822-0082 or Jorn Dettmer, jorn.dettmer@ubc.ca, Tel: 604 822-6131.

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