About Us

Juan Jose Ugarte Gurruchaga Juan José Ugarte Gurruchaga
Chile
Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Carlito Calil J. Carlito Calil J.
Brazil
Brazil Universidad de Sao Paulo
Pierre Blanchet Pierre Blanchet
Canada
Canada Université Laval
Daniel Dolan Daniel Dolan
United States
United States Washington University
Mario Ramos Maldonado Mario Ramos Maldonado
Chile
Chile universidad del Bio Bio
Frane Zilic Frane Zilic
Chile
Chile Universidad de Concepción
Aldo Rolleri Aldo Rolleri
Chile
Chile Universidad Austral

Dear Colleagues:

“Chile País Forestal” (Chile Forestry Country) will provide the proper frame for the celebration, for the first time in its whole existence, of the World Conference on Timber Engineering in South America. Chile has about 16 million of hectares of forests (85% native and 15% plantations) and also a vibrant industry which has a big potential for the development of timber engineering. Due to its great geographical variety which includes the driest desert in the world located in the north and the southern Patagonian ice field, Chile is an excellent “natural laboratory” for the exploration on diverse technologies on timber engineering. This country has been able to face the challenge of making more than 100 timber houses every year. Using the new technological innovations in the field of timber engineering, wood been used again in the making of buildings. People in our country have happily accepted the use of this material. This initiative has received wide support from the private sector, the government of Chile, a vibrant academic group, international recognized professionals. All of these, added to the warmth of its people and the sparkling attractive of its cities will make Chile a memorable experience for all those coming to the WCTE 2020.

Juan José Ugarte
Chairman

 


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Universities
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Universidad de Concepción Universidad del Bio Bio Universidad Austral de Chile
Government
Gobierno de Chile Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Corfo Turismo de Chile Turismo de Chile
 


Industries
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