UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP)
The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) is Canada’s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry.
CAWP offers a wide range of training courses, professional e-learning programs, in-plant training, product development, and manufacturing improvement services. We also conduct and coordinate applied research and development and support the award-winning B.Sc. in Wood Products Processing and its cooperative education program.
If you are a manufacturer or designer who is thinking about developing and launching a new wood-based product or modifying an existing one, CAWP can help you to access the right kinds of support services. We start by sitting down with you and discussing your needs. We then suggest a course of action. Some services can be provided directly by CAWP staff, while our partners can deliver others.
The kinds of services you need at the product development stage could include any of the following:
If after an initial consultation you decide that you would like to go ahead with the process, CAWP will assign a member of our staff to act as project liaison. The project liaison will be your main contact throughout the process, and will coordinate the various services that you require to develop your new wood product.
Once the product development process is complete, you might require any of the following forms of assistance to preparing for manufacturing and commercialise your product: