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CWPA 40TH ANNUAL MEETING

Join the Canadian Wood Preservation Association for their 40th Annual Meeting. With speakers, guests, academia, government associations and many friends of the industry, this meeting will discuss all aspects of regulations, legislations, markets, research projects, innovations and outlook for commodity preserved wood products.

To register, visit the CWPA website.

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CWPA 38th Annual Meeting

Don’t forget to register for the CWPA 38th Annual Meeting that will take place October 25-26, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport. The session will focus on all aspects of what the future of industrial preserved wood products will look like in Canada. 

For more information on the event and to register, please visit the CWPA website. 

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CWPA 36th Annual Meeting

You are interested in the wood preservation? Register for the Canadian Wood Preservation Association meeting at the Hilton Lac-Leamy on October 27-28, 2015. For more information on the event please visit the CWPA website: www.cwpa.ca

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Prairie Wood Solutions Fair

Wood Preservation Canada will be at the Prairie Wood Solutions Fair that will take place at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014. Come meet the suppliers and technical experts of wood products.

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New Edition of CSA S406-14 Specification of Permanent Wood Foundations

The CSA Group recently published a new edition of CSA S406-14 Specification of permanent wood foundations for housing and small buildings. This first new edition since 1992 is a result of the support of the WPC and CWPA members, and contributions of regulators, builders, and users from across Canada.

The 2014 edition of CSA S406 includes the following major changes:

(a) 3-storey construction is now permitted, with revised design tables;

(b) building widths have been increased from 8 m to 12 m;

(c) sealant and damp proofing requirements have been revised, with optional drainage layers added;

(d) variable granular bed depths are now specified;

(e) nail diameters and spacing have been included;

(f) the minimum stud size has been increased from 38 mm x 89 mm to 38 mm x 140 mm;

(g) details for wall openings and walkouts have been revised; and

(h) tabulated framing and plywood sheathing requirements have been revised based on CSA O86, Engineering Design in Wood.

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CWPA 34th Annual Meeting

The Canadian Wood Preservation Association is inviting you to take part in the 34th Annual Meeting to be held in Toronto, ON, at the Pantages Hotel Downtown Toronto, on Tuesday October 29th and Wednesday October 30th, 2013.

The Keynote Speaker will be Professor Peter Laks, of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University. His considerable expertise in the field of wood protection is renowned and we are particularly fortunate to welcome him to give his keynote address on “Biological Resistance of Wood-Based Composites” which will lead off our symposium on Users of Durable Wood.

To register, visit the CWPA website at CWPA click on “Meetings” and “Register Now” and fill in the appropriate information.

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2013 Wood Solutions Fair

Wood Preservation Canada will be present at the 2013 Wood Solutions Fair in Edmonton, Alberta and in Toronto, Ontario. The Edmonton show will take place on October 16, 2013 at the River Creek Marriott Hotel and the Toronto show will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building) on November 12, 2013.

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Wood Preservation Canada Past and Future Meetings

Wood Preservation Canada recently hosted its 2013 Annual General Meeting at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre on April 14-16 in Kelowna, B.C. WPC activities were discussed and other organization representatives including Western Wood Preservers Institute, Treated Wood Council, North American Wood Pole Council, Southern Pressure Treaters’ Association, the Canadian Plywood Association and the Canadian Wood Council reported on their recent activities.

The next WPC meeting will take place on October 27-28, 2013 at the Pantages Hotel in Toronto. The meeting will be in conjunction with the Canadian Wood Preservation Association 34th Annual Meeting on October 29-30 and CSA A366 technical meeting on the 31st.

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WPC would like to thank all essential workers for their courage and their immense contribution in these trying times. We will get through this together.