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Lunch & Learn - Canadian Quality System and Lumber Grading

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Alberta Forest Products Association

10707 100 Avenue Northwest

9th Floor

Edmonton, AB T5K 1G5

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Canadian Quality System and Lumber Grading
Normand Dupuis, Director, Grade Bureau, Alberta Forest Products Association

This presentation will include the following:

  • Overview of the structure of the North American Grading systems and associations work (ALSC, CLSAB, CWC, NLGA)
  • How the monitoring system works in Alberta (AFPA quality control)
  • How lumber is graded and the appropriate uses of the different grades
  • See the different grades of lumber from provided samples
  • Discuss appropriate uses for pine that has been killed by the Mountain Pine Beetles

Normand Dupuis, Director, Grade Bureau – Alberta Forest Products Association

Norm Dupuis is the Director, Grade Bureau at the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA). As an Educator, Consultant and Inspector for the AFPA for 32 years, Norm has been instrumental in the development of lumber grading training standards for the AFPA members.

He currently sits on the following committees:

National Lumber Grades Authority (NLGA) Board of Directors (the NLGA is the governing body for National Grading Rules for Canadian Lumber), NLGA Grading Committee, also member of the NLGA Standards Committee.

Norm also is on Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB) Operations Committee and their Strategic Planning Committee.

He is a member of the CLSAB/CFIA Phytosanitary Technical Committee which is the regulation for export shipments.

He has travelled throughout Canada, US and Europe as an arbitrator for lumber quality disputes between clients and AFPA members.

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Alberta Forest Products Association

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Edmonton, AB T5K 1G5

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