The Council of Forest Industries Blog

Cam McAlpine

By Cam McAlpine

Calling all wood design professionals

logo_woodworksThe folks at WoodWorks BC are once again offering a Luncheon Conference series focusing on architecture, design and construction with wood. This fall’s group of conferences take place in Kelowna (Nov. 25), Victoria (Nov. 27) and Nanaimo (Nov. 28).

These short, four-hour intensive workshops are a perfect way for decision-makers in the construction industry – architects, designers, engineers, technologists, builders and building oficials – to get immersed in the world of wood design and construction.

Presentations for the 2014 series include:

Wood at Work, Wood at Play: Derek Ratzlaff, P.Eng, Associate, Fast + Epp, Vancouver, BC

Opportunities for Wood in Constructing Architecture: Lubor Trubka, Architect AIBC, FRAIC, Principal in Charge / Lead Design Architect, Lubor Trubka Associates Architects (LTA), Vancouver, BC

Cross Laminated Timber – a solid approach to private office development: Tim McLennan, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, Director of Design & Operations, Faction Projects Inc., Principal, Eidos Architecture Inc., and Michael Hoffman, Director of Development & Construction, Faction Projects Inc., President, Braniff Construction Ltd., Kelowna, BC

For more information, and to register, go to the WoodWorks BC website.

Anne Mauch

By Anne Mauch

Council of Forest Industries Welcomes Interfor

logo_interforInterfor Corporation will join the Council of Forest Industries (COFI), effective January 1, 2015.
“We are pleased to welcome Interfor to COFI,” President and CEO James Gorman said today. “Interfor has a long history in our province, and brings immense knowledge, respect and insight — further strengthening the voice for British Columbia’s interior forest industry.”
“We look forward to supporting COFI in raising awareness of the value of our sector across British Columbia to ensure forest policies support our industry and the communities that rely on us,” said Interfor President and CEO Duncan Davies. “It will complement our membership in the Coast Forest Products Association, giving us a strategic position for all of our of BC operations.”

Download the news release

Mark LaFleur

By Mark LaFleur

2015 COFI Annual Convention Legacy Scholarships

scholarships_cover_2015Applications for the COFI 2015 Annual Convention Legacy Scholarships are available now. Grade 12 students in the interior of BC enrolling in one of the ten BC interior post-secondary institutions in the fields of trades training, business or forestry related science programs are eligible to apply.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 (No late applications will be reviewed).

Scholarship applications will be available at any interior high school or they can be downloaded from our website by going to Scholarships under Education/Careers.