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International Log Builders Association 49th Year

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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 M & H Wood Specialties Ltd. Mossy Ridge Nicola Log Works Ltd   Southland Log Homes    Southwest Log Homes Inc. Streamline Design    Thimber Wolf Handcrafted Log Homes Inc T.L. Timber Ltd

The 2017 Annual Conference - April 28 to 30, 2017 The 2017 Annual Conference - April 28 to 30, 2017
Buffalo Mountain Lodge - Banff, Alberta, Canada

In April 2017 we will hold for our 43rd Annual Conference at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge. Our last visit to Banff was in 1995!—so we are glad to return. We are back in the “old days” with a spring meeting formula and our 2017 AGM to be held at the same occasion.

Those who have visited the Rockies know how special it is. We specifically selected this site for its rustic lodging: perched on top of a mountain, epic Northern vistas surround Buffalo Mountain Lodge. It is situated on Tunnel Mountain formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by First Nations living in the region.

If you haven’t visited yet, we invite you to seize the occasion and combine this great conference with vacation days to experience the comfort of a mountain lodge living! Our conference will be held from April 28 to 30, 2017 with possible workshops on April 27 and 28th. Many Ontario and Quebec log builders also attend.

Banff is a popular destination for local and international visitors alike, who flock to the area for the world-renowned hiking, skiing and wildlife. A peaceful mountain retreat, the lodge is just a 15-minute walk or 3 minutes' drive from the shopping, nightlife and restaurants that are on offer in downtown Banff. A stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge will be savoured for years to come. Our advice: get these dates onto your calendar, reserve your room early and plan to attend!

Conference Registration Package

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Conference Sponsor Guide

2017 ILBA Conference Sponsor Guide

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Log Builder’s Games and Competition

Log Builder’s Games and Competition

Jeux et compétition des fustiers

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2017 ILBA Conference

Schedule of Events

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Room Reservations for the 2017 Annual Conference

Reserve your room by contacting the Buffalo Mountain Lodge directly using their Toll-free number 1-800-661-1367 or Reservation 24-hour desk at 403-410-7417 for the ILBA 2017 Conference April 28th — April 30, 2017. You have to mention the “ILBA — International Log Builders’ Association” room block to access the promotional rate we negotiated with the hotel.

Please let the ILBA office know when you have reserved a room at this address.

2015 ILBA Conference Group Photo

The Buffalo Mountain Lodge fireplace. Photo credit: Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Thanks to sponsors of the 43rd ILBA Conference

Makita Canada Inc.   Sansin Corporation   Woodlandia Corporation  Woodlandia Corporation   Timber Tools   Proven Building Supplies   Deck Source Inc.   RSM Drafting Services Ltd.    My-Ti-Con Timber Connectors Inc.   My-Ti-Con Timber Connectors Inc.   Magard Venture   Buffalo Mountain Lodge     Lee Valley  

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May-June 2017

ILBA 43rd Annual Conference in Banff, Alberta – our precious members and sponsors! Thank you for attending and exchanging such good moments, knowledge and smiles. See you all next year!

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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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Montebello Québec J0V 1L0

Tel: 819-983-1494
Fax: 819-983-2094

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