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International Log Builders Association 49th Year

What's New

Thank you dear Platinum sponsors for supporting the ILBA!

Artisan Log and Timber Homes Baywest Manufacturing Inc. Caledonia Log Homes Confederation Log Homes Cottage Country's 2016   Davidson Log & Timber Artisans Inc. Discovery Dream Homes Harkins Home Field Advantage Ltd.   John DeVries Log & Timber Homes 2000 Ltd.   GeoS Ltd. Laverty Log Homes and Timber Frames Inc. Log & Country Niihori Kensebsu Log Homes Canada Makita Canada Inc.   M & H Wood Specialties Ltd. Mossy Ridge Nicola Log Works Ltd   Sansin Corporation   Southland Log Homes    Southwest Log Homes Inc. Streamline Design    Tamarack Grove Engineering, PLLL Thimber Wolf Handcrafted Log Homes Inc T.L. Timber Ltd

The 2018 Annual Conference - April 6 to 8, 2018 The 2018 Annual Conference - April 6 to 8, 2018
Hockley Valley Resort - Mono, Ontario, Canada

In April 2018, we will hold for our 44th Annual Conference in Mono at the Hockley Valley Resort.

We pursue with a spring meeting formula since last year was such a success and our 2018 AGM to be held at the same occasion. This conference will be the best opportunity for log and timber builders from around the world to gather and share ideas, new technology and industry trends.

Carrying on the legacy, the Resort is recognized as a culinary destination with outstanding guest service. Hockley Valley Resort is a year-round resort destination located in the Hills of Headwaters, in the heart of some of Ontario’s most picturesque countryside. The Board committee selected a more “contemporary” feel for the 44th conference location, we hope you will like it as much as we do.

Our conference will be held from April 6 to 8, 2017 with possible workshops on April 4 and/or 5. We can’t’ wait to see you again and meet new members! So be sure to invite new friends. This hotel is located very close to Toronto and easily accessible through the Pearson International Airport. So, get these dates onto your calendar and reserve your room early! We are working on exciting speakers and looking forward sharing the learning, fun and smiling experience of our Annual Conferences with you!

2018 ILBA Conference Registration Package

2018 Conference Registration Package

2018 ILBA Conference Sponsor Guide

2018 Conference Sponsor Guide
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Fridays’ Slideshow Presentation Night

Fridays’ Slideshow Presentation Night
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Saturday’s Auction Night

Saturday’s Auction Night
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Sunday Morning Log Games

Sunday Morning Log Games
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2018 Main Conference & Workshops Registration

2018 Main Conference & Workshops Registration
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Schedule of Events

ILBA 2018 Annual Conference / Schedule of Events
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2018 Workshops registrations are now open!

You can now register to our annual conference workshops scheduled before and after our Main conference event. 15% rebate if you also attend the Main Conference!

And you DO NOT have to be an ILBA member to attend. Do not hesitate to share and bring friends!

We have an exciting program this year:

  • Stereotomy / L’Art du Trait with Patrick Moore

  • Become a Sansin Product Expert with Sjored Bos
    • Coming soon

  • Edge Tools Logbuilding Tradition with David Rogers

  • Great New Log Trusses Method with Robert Chambers
Please fill out the file below and print it to register for these workshops and conferences: Download the registration form

Room Reservations for the 2018 Annual Conference
Reserve your room for the ILBA 2018 Conference April 6 — April 8, 2018, by contacting the Hockley Valley Resort directly using: Toll-free number 1-866-462-5539.

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April 2018

Creation of The Art of Building located in Toombs, BC

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Effective Practices and Methods for Handcrafted Log Home ConstructionEffective Practices & Methods for Handcrafted Log Home Construction

This document describes methods, practices, materials, and techniques for building handcrafted log homes that are made from logs that largely retain their individual and natural shapes. Construction methods include: walls constructed of horizontally-laid logs, with interlocking overlapping notched corners, and with full-scribe-fit long grooves.

"Effective" practices and methods are defined as having proven themselves over time for large numbers of experienced and skilled log home builders. In preparing this publication, the International Log Builders Association (ILBA) has relied upon the experience of the hundreds of ILBA Members, who are log home builders, designers, and engineers. The Effective Practices & Methods (EP&M) provides reliable advice to help you make informed decisions.

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Founded in 1974, the International Log Builders' Association is a worldwide organization dedicated to furthering the craft of handcrafted log building, to the advancement of log builders, and to the promotion of the highest standards of their trade.

The association writes and distributes educational materials on log construction to individuals, institutions, and industry. In addition, the association provides educational services related to the craft of log building, develop and disseminate educational material and programs related to the craft, establish operating trust funds for scholarships and educational purposes.

Use our website to locate Log Building Resources such as:

Members can also read Logbuilding News online, or place a Classified Ad.

In October of 2000 our association voted to have our name changed from the American/Canadian Log Builders' Association International to the International Log Builders' Association. Our address and contact information will remain the same, we've just changed the name to reflect our growing membership which currently represents over a dozen countries.

Please direct your comments or questions to Symphonie Nadeau.

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