Marianne Berube


Executive Director
Ontario Wood WORKS!

Marianne Berube lives and works in North Bay, Ontario. She has degrees in Environmental Science and Business. She later obtained Professional Management and Certified Investment Management Degrees. She has extensive experience within the Finance, Construction and Wood industries and now works for the Canadian Wood Council. 

Marianne has been the Executive Director of Ontario Wood WORKS! for the past 17 years, building the program from its pilot launch to the Provincial initiative it is today. Ontario Wood WORKS! is recognized by architects, engineers, building officials, educators and all levels of government as a wood use advocate and a technical resource for information on the wood products industry and sustainable building. 

Breakout Presentation Topic:
North American Wood Design Winners – Capitalizing on Opportunities for Offsite Construction

Wood Design Awards events are held annually across Canada and the United States, showcasing the very latest in innovative wood design and construction. Tall and larger buildings are commonplace now. Projects are from a variety of market sectors, including Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, Multi-unit and a new category of Prefabricated Structural Wood. Although the projects are unique, emphasis is placed on designs that can be easily and cost-effectively replicated. The audience will also learn how a well – developed supply chain and efficient construction ensures successful wood projects. Key winners will demonstrate their product supply and construction methodology, along with suggested improvements.