NAWLA Wood Basics Course

Schedule of Events

NAWLA Fall 2017 Wood Basics Course: Oregon State University

September 11-14, 2017

Please note that schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Arrivals

Monday, Monday, September 11, 2017

DAILY FOCUS - Introduction to the Forest & Wood Products

7:00 - 7:30 am Complimentary Breakfast and Registration at Hotel
7:30 am - 8:00 am Shuttle Van to OSU Campus
8:00 am - 8:30 am Opening Speech 
8:30 am - 9:30 am

LECTURE: The Forest (Forestry & Harvesting)
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University and David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Shuttle Vans Depart for Off-Site Tour

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Off-site Tour: OSU Forestlands and Harvesting Operation

12:15 am - 1:15 pm

Welcome Lunch

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Discussions and Wrap-Up from Tour
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University and David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Shuttle Van to OSU Campus

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm LECTURE: Wood Basics and Anatomy
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University and David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm LECTURE: Lumber Manufacturing (preparation for mill tours)
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm LECTURE: Composites and Engineered Wood Products (EWP)
Instructor: Henry Quesada, Ph.D., Virginia Tech. University
6:30 pm  Shuttle Van to Hotel
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  Opening Night Dinner 


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DAILY FOCUS - Industry Issues & The University

8:00 am  Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 am  Shuttle Van to OSU Campus
9:15 am - 10:15 am LECTURE: Current Industry Issues Green Building and 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 and Transportation
Instructor: 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

LECTURE: Global and Domestic Market Trends, Tracking Prices & Forecasting
Instructor: TBD

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm 

Break

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm LECTURE: Universities as a Resource
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University and David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Tour of OSU Department of Wood Science and Engineering
Laboratory Demonstrations (stress tests, big structures lab)
5:30 pm  Shuttle Van to Hotel
6:30 pm Optional Dinner 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DAILY FOCUS - Mill Visit

6:00 am Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
6:45 am Charter Bus Departs for Off-site Mill Tour
9:30 am - 4:00 pm Mill Tours
4:00 pm Shuttle Van Departs for Corvallis
6:00 pm Arrive at Hotel
6:30 pm  Optional Dinner 


Thursday, September 14, 2017

DAILY FOCUS - Workshop

7:00 am - 7:45 am Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
7:45 am - 8:00 am Shuttle Van to OSU Campus
8:00 am - 10:00 am Negotiations
Facilitator: 
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am LECTURE: Negotiations Cont.
Instructor: 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Negotiations Cont.
Facilitator:
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Discussion and Wrap-Up for Week
Facilitators: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University, David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International

Presentation of Certificates and Pins

3:45 pm

Shuttle Van to Hotel

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Free Time

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

NAWLA Wood Basics Reception and Dinner

Friday, September 15, 2017

Departures