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Introducing Sourcing Timbers from Quebec: Guide to Basic Timber Framing

April 30, 2024

In the pursuit of sustainable construction practices, the importance of timber framing cannot be overstated. Recognizing this, we are thrilled to announce the release of the "Sourcing Timbers from Quebec Guide to Basic Timber Framing." Crafted with precision and a commitment to environmental stewardship, this guide is a comprehensive resource for both novice and seasoned…

Durable Timber: Designing for Embodied Carbon Benefits in All Life Cycle Stages

August 22, 2023

Architects have always adapted their designs for the key building indicators of their time. After decades of focus on energy efficiency, embodied carbon is quickly becoming the key indicator for our next generation of buildings. Yet most of us are only beginning to understand the work of life cycle analysis (LCA), which is central to…

Mark Wilkinson Joins QWEB as Director of the England Overseas Office

August 23, 2022

QWEB welcomes Mark Wilkinson to its team as Director of the England overseas office, based in Milton Keynes, with a registered office in Salisbury. With his own consulting firm, and over 20 years of experience working for a variety of leading wood companies, Mr. Wilkinson has a strong background in testing and certification, along with…

Hardwood lumber is included in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade deal

August 18, 2022

The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade war between the world’s two largest economies and sets the stage for a broader agreement down the road. The “Phase One” agreement is the product of months of intense talks between officials in Washington and Beijing. It…

Frédéric Jacques Joins QWEB as Manager of the Hardwood and Flooring Groups

June 2, 2022

QWEB welcomes Mr. Frédéric Jacques to its team as manager of the hardwood and flooring groups. With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Laval University, Mr. Jacques has accumulated some 20 years of experience in business development and management as a manager in charge of the production, development, and marketing of sawmill products, wood…

Symposium Series #2: Rebuilding Caribbean Resilience with Offsite Wood Technologies

March 25, 2022

Practical focus on solutions for wood structure durability in the tropics, including resistance to hurricanes, seismic events, termites, and other challenges. Wood structure aficionados can share onsite field observations from an expert roundtable, support ongoing rebuilding effort through knowledge sharing, and access ongoing research that will benefit regional wood structure practice. The “Rebuilding Caribbean Resilience”…

André Bédard Joins QWEB as Manager of the Pellet Group

January 7, 2022

The QWEB welcomes to its team Mr. André Bédard as Manager of the Pellet Group. With a master's degree in business administration from the University of Sherbrooke as well as a bachelor's degree in science from Laval University, Mr. Bédard has accumulated some thirty years experience in business development as a manager of manufacturing, distribution…

Why Choose Wood Floors?

May 13, 2021

Chene rouge Exclusive Brosse Naturel Wood flooring is one of the most preferred types of flooring because of its exceptional durability. Although it inherently has a long life span, this flooring type needs proper installation and maintenance to stay in good condition and deliver maximum value for the money. Explore this guide to find out…