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2019 EOMF/CIF December Forest Seminar

From Seed to Home: The full story of building with sustainably harvested wood

The seminar will focus on telling the full story of how building with wood is the most sustainable option, from the time the tree is planted in the forest to when the final product is used for the build. We will hear how a forest can be managed for multiple forest values such as recreation, wildlife and clean water, all while providing a continuous supply of wood to feed the local mill. We will also hear how building codes are changing to allow for taller wood structures, and how new technology can produce stronger wood products with less to meet these demands. This will be a great opportunity for those who wish to understand why building with wood is a good choice, from both an ecological and engineering perspective. 

December 11, 2019 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre 

Cost: $50 and includes a warm lunch (Student Price: $30)

Last day for registration will be December 6th
Feature Presentations Include:
Opening and Closing - Lorraine Rekmans, FSC Board Member
Harvesting wood sustainably: Good for the Environment and Climate Change - Martin Streit, RPF, Forester, South Nation Conservation Authority
The Future of Building – Wood and the Carbon Neutral Pathway - David Moses, PhD, PEng, PE, LEED®AP, Founder of Moses Structural Engineers
A Local to Global Perspective: Linking Sustainable Forest Management to Green Buildings - Kathy Abusow, President and CEO, Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Benefits of Building with Wood - Alex Nott, M.Eng. P.Eng. Mass Timber Engineer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Prefabrication in Timber Construction - Mohammad Mohammad, P.Eng, PhD, Senior Research Advisor, Natural Resources Canada
A National Mass Timber Research Network: Connecting the Dots - Dr. Anne Koven, Executive Director, Mass Timber Institute
Moderated Q&A Session and Re-cap of the Day - Astrid Nielsen, RPF, General Manager, Eastern Ontario Model Forest 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Astrid Nielsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to learn more.

For a full list of Presentations and a map with directions to the North Grenville Municipal Centre (location of seminar), please download the Poster


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