Canada Wood University Lecture on Global Wood Trends
On June 25th, Canada Wood Japan’s Shawn Lawlor delivered a lecture on sustainable green building at Showa Women’s University Department of Architecture. A total of 89 undergraduate students attended the lecture. The topics included an introduction to Canadian wood species and a discussion wood properties and their respective suitable end-use applications, an introduction to the platform frame construction method, global trends and wood design and an introduction to Canada’s Tohoku reconstruction work.
The event was co-sponsored by the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association and is intended to encourage more diversity and inspire the next generation of architects to pursue careers in platform frame design and construction.