Schedule of Events

NAWLA Spring 2019 Wood Basics Course: 

May 20 - 24, 2019

Bishop-Favrao Room 230, Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA

Please note that this schedule is tentative.


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Arrivals

Monday, May 20, 2019

DAILY FOCUS - Introduction to the Forest & Wood Products

6:45 am - 7:15 am Complimentary Breakfast and Registration at Hotel
7:15 am  Shuttle Van to VT Campus
7:45 am - 8:30 am Opening Speech
8:30 am - 9:30 am

LECTURE: The Forest (Forestry & Harvesting)
Instructors: David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Shuttle Van Departs for Off-Site Tour

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Off-site Tour: VT Forestlands and Harvesting Operation
Instructors: Jennifer Gagnon, Virginia Tech

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Shuttle Van Departs for Classroom

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Welcome Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

LECTURE: Wood Basics and Anatomy
Instructors: David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm LECTURE: Lumber Manufacturing (preparation for mill tours)
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm LECTURE: Composites and Engineered Wood Products (EWP)
Instructor: Henry Quesada, Ph.D., Virginia Tech.
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

LECTURE: Panel Discussion

5:30 pm  Shuttle Van to Hotel
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  Opening Night Dinner

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

DAILY FOCUS - Mill Visit

6:00 am  Complimentary Breakfast 
6:45 am Shuttle Van Departs for Off-site Mill Tour #1
9:30 am - 1:15 pm Mill Tour at Morgan Lumber Co. Inc.
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Shuttle Van to Off-site Mill Tour #2
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mill Tour Huber Engineered Woods
4:00 pm Shuttle Van Departs for Blacksburg
6:00 pm Arrive at Hotel
6:30 pm Dinner

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DAILY FOCUS - Industry Issues & the University

7:00 am - 7:30 am Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
7:30 am Shuttle Van to VT Campus
8:00 am - 9:00 am

LECTURE: Overview of Grading
Grading Exercise Outdoors
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University

9:15 am - 10:15 am LECTURE: Current Industry Issues, Green Building & Chain of Custody
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:30 pm LECTURE: Logistics & Transportation
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm LECTURE: Global and Domestic Market Trends, Tracking Prices & Forecasting
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm  Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

LECTURE: Universities as a Resource
Instructors: David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International, Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University, Henry Quesada, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tour of VT Department of Wood Science & Engineering
5:30 pm Shuttle Van to Hotel
6:30 pm Dinner

Thursday, May 23, 2019

DAILY FOCUS - Workshop

7:00 am - 7:45 am Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
7:45 am - 8:00 am Shuttle Van to VT Campus
8:00 am - 10:00 am Negotiations Workshop

10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Negotiations Workshop

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Negotiations Workshop
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm      

Discussion and Wrap-up for the Week
Facilitators: David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International, Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University, Henry Quesada, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

3:45 pm Shuttle Van to Hotel
3:45 pm - 5:30 pm Free Time
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

NAWLA Wood Basics Reception & Dinner
Presentation of Certificates and Pins

Friday, May 24, 2019

Departures