The North American wood window and door symposium will focus on the use of wood and wood-based materials in wood window and door manufacturing. In this new era of green technology, consumers are looking for products with outstanding performance with minimal impacts to the environment. From a materials standpoint, wood is perfectly suited to fill such a need. It is renewable, environmentally-friendly, and, with proper maintenance, can outlast comparable materials.
The purpose of this conference is to ensure that wood remains a viable option for windows and doors and to educate attendees of the benefits of wooden fenestration, as well provide instruction that will ensure optimal performance of these products. The target audience will consist of manufacturers, architects, contractors, designers, researchers, and policy makers who influence selection of materials for residential and commercial construction.
Information to be available soon.
"It is an exciting time to bring together the building and forest products indus- tries in order to benefit the economy and environment while utilizing one of our most important renewable and sustainable resources—our forests."
~ The organizing committee
The Symposium will include oral and poster presentations from scientists and engineers, and exhibits from manufacturing firms. The Symposium organizing committee invites summaries, posters, and exhibits from interested individuals and organizations. Check back for more information on oral and poster submission process and deadlines.
Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592
At the turn of the 19th century, logging had proceeded across much of the eastern United States and demands for wood products were rising rapidly. In 1910, the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) was established in Madison, Wisc., to find ways to conserve scarce timber resources. For almost 100 years, the laboratory's mission has been to use our Nation's wood resources wisely and efficiently, while at the same time keeping our forests healthy. The laboratory began its research with preserving railroad ties, and now is venturing into nanotechnology and finding ways that its research can contribute to mitigating the impacts of climate change. The Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) celebrated its 100th Anniversary June 6, 2010.
Capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin, Madison is a vibrant city of 230,000 built on an isthmus between two lakes of the Yahara River: Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. The heart of the city is surrounded by natural beauty and crowned by the Wisconsin State Capitol dome, an architectural jewel modeled after the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The Wisconsin Capitol forms the epicenter of the city and is visible throughout the Madison area because of its position on the highest point of the isthmus. Radiating out from Capitol Square is a lively and pedestrian-friendly downtown with a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and museums that lend the city a festive atmosphere of music, arts and entertainment. State Street, a mile-long pedestrian mall, connects Capitol Square with the University of Wisconsin and adds to the overall sense of vitality and movement at the urban core, as well as the culture of education and learning present throughout the city. Madison has one of the most extensive bike trail systems in the U.S., and cycling is an important pastime for residents and visitors alike, along with other forms of outdoor recreation. On Saturdays during the summer months, the nation's largest farmers market is held around Capitol Square, with countless vendors offering local produce, meats and cheeses among other products.
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