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WOODRISE 2017 - The world's first conference dedicated to mid-rise and tall wood buildings opens its doors in Bordeaux, France

  (September 13, 2017)

MONTREAL, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - WOODRISE, the world's first conference dedicated to mid-rise and tall wood buildings opens its doors in Bordeaux, France

Organised by the Institut technologique FCBA, France, FPInnovations, Canada, and the Building Research Institute, Japan, with the participation of ADIVbois, France, WOODRISE will unite, for the first time, over 1500 international stakeholders from the wood, construction and urban planning professions around the subject of wood as a material essential to the development of sustainable cities.

The event was inaugurated Tuesday evening by Alain Rousset, President of the Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, Georges-Henri Florentin, of the Institut technologique FCBA, and Line Beauchamp, Delegate General and personal representative of the Quebec Premier for the Francophonie. The conference officially started today with presentations by Georges-Henri Florentin of the Institut technologique FCBA, France, Pierre Lapointe of FPInnovations, Canada, and Mitsumasa Midorikawa of the Building Research Institute in Japan. Other notable speakers over the course of the four-day event include the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Canadian Ambassador to Germany and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe, Alain Juppé, Mayor of the city of Bordeaux, Robert Jones of Natural Resources Canada, and Michael Green of Michael Green Architecture, Canada.


Why WOODRISE?

An emerging trend in many cities around the world, such as Bordeaux, mid-rise and tall wood buildings contribute to a rethinking local planning while considering the associated environmental challenges.

To better understand this trend, and the unique qualities and potential of wood buildings, WOODRISE is bringing together a large community of international stakeholders around 4 objectives:

  • Confirm globalization of demand for mid-rise and high-rise wood building construction into a dynamic low-carbon environment for sustainable cities,
  • Demonstrate international scientific and technological excellence in mid-rise and high-rise wood buildings,
  • Identify economic development opportunities and how to implement them with regard to these new markets of the wood sector.
  • Value competencies and national resources in a circular economy.

WOODRISE FACTS

  • When: Until 15 septembre 2017
  • Where: Palais des Congrès de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Lac - France
  • Who: Stakeholders in the public and private sectors interested in wood, construction, and planning.
  • More information: wood-rise-congress.org
  • Press Contact:
    Agence Le Bonheur est dans la Com'
    Ingrid Launay-Cotrebil
    01 60 36 22 12 [email protected]

To learn more :

About the WOODRISE 2017 Organisers

Institut technologique FCBA
Technology tool for the forest, wood, construction and furniture industries, FCBA's mission is to promote innovation and technical progress and participate in productivity and quality improvement in the industry, focusing on an integrated approach and synergies within the industry.

FPInnovations
One of the largest private scientific research centres in the world, FPInnovations has over 525 employees and research laboratories throughout Canada. It acts as a catalyst for the transformation of the forest industry, gathering the public and private sectors (public authorities, universities, etc.).

Building Research Institute
The BRI is a public research institute focusing on the development and improvement of various technologies related to housing, construction and urban planning. To do so, the BRI leads many R&D projects and develops international programs on seismic trials and engineering.

With the participation of ADIVbois
Association pour le Développement des Immeubles à Vivre Bois, created in 2014, for the New Industrial France Plan in the Future Industry Plan, Sustainable City section.

 

SOURCE FPInnovations

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