Schedule of Events

NAWLA Fall 2018 Wood Basics Course: 

September 10 - 14, 2018

Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR

Please note that this schedule is tentative.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Arrivals

Monday, Monday, September 10, 2018

DAILY FOCUS - Introduction to the Forest & Wood Products

6:45 - 7:15 am Complimentary Breakfast and Registration at Hotel
7:15 am - 7:45 am Shuttle Van to OSU 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

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Off-site Tour: OSU Forestlands and Harvesting Operation

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Welcome Lunch

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Shuttle Van to OSU Campus

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: Gender Issues in Wood Products Industry Panel
Instructor: Michelle Maller, Oregon State University

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

DAILY FOCUS - Mill Visit

6:00 am  Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
6:30 am Shuttle Van Departs for Off-site Mill Tour
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mill Tours: Roseburg Lumber Co. (Dillard & Riddle, Oregon)
4:00 pm Shuttle Van Departs for Corvallis
6:30 pm Arrive at Hotel
7:30 pm Optional Dinner - At the expense of the individual

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

DAILY FOCUS - Industry Issues & the University

7:00 am - 7:30 am Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
7:30 am - 8:00 am Shuttle Van to OSU Campus
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Tour of OSU Department of Wood Science & Engineering
LECTURE: Overview of Grading
Grading Exercise Outdoors
Laboratory Demonstrations (stress tests, big structures lab)
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University

10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:30 pm LECTURE: Current Industry Issues, Green Building & Chain of Custody
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm LECTURE: Global and Domestic Market Trends, Tracking Prices & Forecasting
Instructor: Reid Schooler, Buckeye Pacific and Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm  LECTURE: Supply Chain and Transportation
4:45 pm Shuttle Van to Hotel
6:30 pm Optional Dinner - At the expense of the individual

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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
Facilitators: Scott Olsen, The Olsen Group
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Negotiations (continued)
Facilitators: Scott Olsen, The Olsen Group

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Negotiations (continued)
Facilitators: Scott Olsen, The Olsen Group
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm      

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

3:15 pm Shuttle Van to Hotel
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm Free Time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

NAWLA Wood Basics Reception & Dinner at The Vue
Presentation of Certificates and Pins

Friday, September 14, 2018

Departures