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Northern Hardwoods Research Institute Newsletter

March 22, 2021 – The Northern Hardwoods Research Institute (NHRI) is an innovative partnership between the forest sector, governments and academia. NHRI was founded in 2012 to conduct research related to the management of northern hardwoods and mixed forests of Eastern North America. Winter 2021 Vol. 1, Issue 3 Newsletter

Apply to Serve on the 2024 IECC Development Committees

March 22, 2021 – Committee members are an essential component of updating the IECC, the minimum set of requirements for energy efficiency used by communities around the world. Our communities need talented, dedicated, and experienced individuals to help guide the future of the IECC. Learn more

Free Webinar: Addressing Skills Shortage

March 18, 2021 – Join the Code Council’s Global Membership Council in the first of a series of four quarterly webinars in 2021 focused on global building safety issues. Read more

Upcoming Training Opportunities to Advance Your Career

March 10, 2021 – The Code Council offers live virtual classrooms, webinars, and online courses, so you can continue to advance your career and expand your industry knowledge from any location. Learn more

Wood Connections | News from BC Wood Specialties Group

February 2021 – News and updates about BC’s Wood Product Industry. Read more 

New Funding Resource – soon to be launched….. IS ALMOST HERE!

Preservation is very pleased to announce the soon-to-be launched funding resource –  The site is almost ready for launch (they are finishing the build and testing process now).  Expect a full launch in March/April of 2021!

Overview of

  • Searchable database of over 6,000 funding programs available locally (city/county/region), Statewide, and Federal programs.
  • Types of programs include: grants, loans, tax incentives, preservation easements, award programs, scholarships, fellowships, internships, and apprenticeships.
  • In addition to funding sources for historic preservation and restoration projects, the database also includes funding sources for: Arts Programs (Visual/Performing/Writing), Humanities Programs, Cultural Resource (Archaeology, Cultural Landscapes, Ethnographic Resources, Historic Sites & Structures and Museums) Programs, Downtown and Main Street Programs, Resources for Library and Archival Organizations and Institutions, Conference Travel Programs, Low Income and Emergency Repair Programs, Transportation Infrastructure Programs, and much more!
The official launch of will be announced in their email newsletter – if you are interested in joining the email alert, please send them an email at

Written Comments on IECC Now Posted

Registration has closed to testify or provide written comments to the International Code Council Board of Directors related to the International Energy Conservation Code.

Written comments are available at

Although registration to speak is now closed, anyone who wants to listen in may do so by registering here.

Please direct additional questions to Mike Pfeiffer, Senior Vice President of Technical Services, at

Finnish sauna has been selected for the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list!

Many Finnish log builders work on saunas. It may be that saunas are one of the most popular buildings that are ordered from their companies.
Below is a link to an article explaining how the Finnish sauna has been selected for this amazing honour!

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The Positive Side of Training During Covid

Country-wide restrictions resulted in the cancellation of all Spring 2020 programs at ISBA, with both domestic and international students choosing to either move to another session or to wait until travel limitations are removed. Fortunately, the school was able to go forward with the Fall session and, for the first time in 24 years, with a full roster of Canadian students.

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The Logfather: Why the world cuts a path to this Canadian master home builder

ILBA Member featured in the Financial Post October 30, 2020

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For the First Time at the BC School of Log Building, a New ONLINE log building course and it’s available very soon!

More details, click here…

MDARD implements new quarantine for mountain pine beetle.

Department working to protect Michigan’s pine trees from devastating pest.

More details, click here…