Welcome to WCTE 2020

In 2020, the World Conference on Timber Engenieering will be held in Latin America for the first time, specifically in Chile. The conference is organized by the UC Timber Innovation Center and Madera21 of CORMA, together with the Chilean Ministry of Housing and Bío Bio, Concepción and Austral de Chile universities. It has also received support from across the Americas, through the universities of Sao Paulo in Brazil, Washington State in the United States and Laval in Canada. Consequently, the region will become a platform for the world to show the latest advances in timber knowledge, adding this to a global agenda that promotes a more sustainable and productive construction industry, capable of responding to the enormous challenges related to these matters.