Helping the Next Great BC Success Story Take Root
Our experts provide technical assistance to operators of wood products manufacturing companies, as well as log, timber frame, and stick frame building construction enterprises.
Plant VisitsWe will conduct extensive plant visits to share technical knowledge at the shop floor level, and to help operators overcome challenges in the production environment.
Opportunity AssessmentsWe conduct studies to identify issues that will impact the ability of First Nations communities to establish and maintain viable forest products enterprises within BC.
Technical AssessmentsOur staff will conduct technical assessments to diagnose the source of manufacturing problems and will offer recommendations to operators based on the results of this work.
Housing Knowledge DisseminationIn recognition of residential housing concerns, our research information helps First Nations communities address issues, such as; thermal performance, moisture management, maintenance and longevity, green building practices, design considerations and occupancy profiles.
Technical Literature, Bulletins & Best Practice GuidesOur technical literature and bulletins are produced in a community-friendly format to enhance the technological development of the First Nations’ value-added wood products industry. Our best practice guides were designed to encourage the adoption of best industry standards and practices for small-scale wood product manufacturing.
Market Intelligence BriefsOur market intelligence briefs match commonly available species and product attributes to prospective consumer demands. We also provide First Nations with information to assist them in identifying prospective markets.
Information & Awareness SeminarsOur information seminars are designed for First Nations communities that have access to fibre, but lack capacity for manufacturing. We communicate the potential opportunities that exist for First Nations in a context that respects social, economic, and cultural realities. Our awareness seminars inform our beneficiaries of on-going and planned program activities.
Our technical workshops offer support for training and the transfer of skills relating to wood product manufacturing, and log, timber frame, and stick frame building construction methods.