10 February, 2020
Tenth Wood Conference - Cape Town
"WOOD - THE FUTURE BUILDING MATERIAL"
We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary!
The first WOOD
CONFERENCE took place in 2010 and saw a modest attendance of 70 local
and international delegates. At the time, it was highly unlikely that
anyone thought or knew that ten years on, the conference would grow to
become what it is today.
The Conference was established after
George Kuratle recognised the opportunity and the potential for timber
construction in South Africa. Bringing together professionals in the
sector to gather and learn more about timber, the common goal of the
Conference is to develop the South African timber market and spread the
knowledge about the most sustainable building material.
CONFERNCE Cape Town recognized itself as one of the most important
conferences in sustainable construction. For years interested people
from South Africa and Internationally attended this first-class neutral
networking platform offering the possibility for professions in the
built environment, students and the general society to expand their
knowledge and get inspiration for wood and sustainable building
The aim of the conference is to support local
architects in the promotion of wood in sustainable construction, the
exchange of ideas, information, and inspiration on the topic of wood.
Ten years on, the Conference continues to add value to the timber
construction industry in South Africa.
As the conference
continues to grow, there are loads of potential for the event to make an
impact in the timber construction and sustainable building in South
One of the goals would be to increase awareness about a
broad general understanding that timber is a valuable and sustainable
building material. "A whole industry with all its players needs to
understand the broader goal that we need to achieve is to create a
sustainable market for timber construction."
A big part of the
Conference's success over the past 10 years has been through the
continued support from attendees and sponsors.
After nine years
of positive reactions the success story of the WOOD CONFERENCE continues
the 26 February 2020 at the CTICC, Cape Town.
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