Schedule of Events

NAWLA Spring 2020 Wood Basics Course: 

March 23-27, 2020

Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR


Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Arrivals

Monday, March 23, 2020

DAILY FOCUS - Introduction to the Forest & Wood Products

6:45 am - 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: David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International
9:30 am - 10:00 am Shuttle Van Departs for Off-Site Tour
10:15 am - 12:15 pm Off-site Tour: OSU Forestlands and Harvesting Operation
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm  Shuttle Van Departs fro Classroom
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, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company
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: Current Industry Issues Green Building & Chain of Custody
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company
5:30 pm  Shuttle Van to Hotel
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Opening Night Dinner

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

DAILY FOCUS - Mill Visit

6:30 am  Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
8:00 am Shuttle Van Departs for Off-site Mill Tour #1
9:00 am - 11:30 am Mill Tour #1 at Zip-O Sawmill and Glulam Plant
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch at Zip-O
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Shuttle Van to Off-site Mill Tour #2
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mill Tour #2
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Shuttle Van Departs for Corvallis
5:30 pm Arrive at Hotel
7:00 pm Dinner

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

DAILY FOCUS - Industry Issues & the University

7:00 am - 7:30 am Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
7:30 am Shuttle Van to OSU Campus
8:00 am - 8:15 am Kick Off
8:15 am - 10:15 am LECTURE: Logistics & Transportation
Instructor: Tom Gennarelli, Vice President of TP Trucking and Transportation, Timber Products Company
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:15 pm LECTURE
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm LECTURE: Universities as a Resource
Instructors: Henry Quesada, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm  LECTURE: Compliance Issues in the Wood Industry
Instructor: David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International
2:30 pm - 3:25 pm  LECTURE: Overview of Grading
Grading Exercise Outdoors
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tour of OSU Department of Wood Science & Engineering Laboratory Demonstrations (stress tests, big structures lab)
Instructors: David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International, Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company, Henry Quesada, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Break
5:30 pm Shuttle Van to Hotel
7:00 pm Dinner

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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 Workshop
Facilitator: Scott Olsen
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am Negotiations Workshop (continued)
Facilitator: Scott Olsen
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm Negotiations Workshop (continued)
Facilitator: Scott Olsen
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Discussion and Wrap-up for the Week
Instructors: David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International, Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company, Henry Quesada, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
3:15 pm Shuttle Van to Hotel
3:45 pm - 6:30 pm Free Time
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm NAWLA Wood Basics Reception & Dinner at Vue Corvallis

Friday, March 27, 2020

Departures