Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FII, Canada, also known as Canadian Wood has vigorously encouraged the use of wood sourced from the sustainably managed forests in B.C., Canada. Through educational seminars and training workshops, Canadian Wood always aware others about its wood species, specific
applications, and appropriate methods of use. With the Covid-19 scenario posing limitations of social engagement, the company is hosting a series of educational webinars. In the first webinar on ‘Wood in Structural use: Features and Benefits’, Canadian Wood tells about the rising interest in the utilization of wood in structural applications, post its engagement with woodworking companies in India on demo projects. The company further informed about the showcasing of the two wooden houses on its booth at the India wood show in March 2020.
Recently, Canadian Wood hosted its second webinar, involving a more advanced sharing of knowledge - this time on ‘Wood in Structural use (II) - Building Techniques’ wherein as the title suggests the emphasis was on the detailing involved in different styles and techniques of building with wood.
Commenting on the webinar, Mr. Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director, FII India, stated, “With social distancing here to stay for some time, Canadian Wood will continue its series of ‘webinars’ as an important tool to leverage for knowledge sharing and staying connected with our target audience. Going forward you can look forward to webinars on different topics involving the use of wood i.e. furniture, doors/windows & door/window frames manufacturing, interior, and outdoor applications and many others.”
In the second webinar, Peter Bradfield, a technical advisor at Canadian Wood presented to the audience different styles, methods, and details on building with wood. Building methods
such as Tongue & Groove (T&G), Wood Frame Construction (WFC), Posts-and-Beams, and Hybrid style which is using wood in tandem with local stone/bricks were demonstrated to
Benefits and features associated with every style of the building were also elaborated upon in the webinar while highlighting the associated best practices.