Canadian Wood impresses budding architects

Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII India), popularly known as Canadian Wood, in collaboration with Sri Venkateshwara College of Architecture (SVCA), Hyderabad, marked World Earth Day, by hosting the inaugural ‘Wood is Good’ inter-college design competition.

This is also the first event of the fiscal year 2024-25, bringing together students and faculty members from eight prestigious architecture colleges in Hyderabad. By partnering with SVCA, Canadian Wood aims to provide practical exposure to budding architectural students while raising awareness about the versatility of wood as a sustainable material.

The colleges that participated in the event were SVCA, Vaishnavi School of Architecture and Planning, JNIAS School of Planning and Architecture, Aurora Design Academy, Aurora Design Institute, JBR Architecture College, Deccan School of Planning and Architecture and Church of South India Institute of Technology.

In a focused effort to educate budding architects about Canadian Wood, the competition was structured around two categories: storage cabinets and chairs. Teams from participating colleges were tasked with designing unique furniture products using Western Hemlock wood provided by Canadian Wood.

The event began with each college group presenting their product design and demonstrating their practical applications to the jury members. It also witnessed students presenting their concepts and products to a distinguished jury comprising practicing architects.

Gurugram seminar

Canadian Wood also hosted an insightful and successful seminar, titled ‘Certified Wood for a Sustainable Future’, in Gurugram. It brought together industry experts and furniture buying houses to discuss the ecological and practical benefits of Canadian Wood species.

The seminar featured insightful presentations from speakers, including Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director of Canadian Wood; and Jimmy Thomas, Assistant Director of Technical Services at Canadian Wood.

Pranesh shared his expertise on the environmental advantages and durability of Canadian Wood, emphasising its role in fostering sustainable practices within the industry, and emphasised on some important wood certification bodies around like the world such as the PEFC and FSC.

Jimmy delved into the technical aspects and innovative applications of Canadian Wood species, highlighting their versatility and suitability for various architectural projects.



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