William Billups, AScT

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William Billups, AScT

Technical Consultant

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Civil Engineering
  • Current Employer: Canadian Wood Council/Wood WORKS! Project

Career Experience

Owner / Consultant, WoodTek Technical Services â?? 17 years
Manager Customer Services, Supply & Marketing Director, Kee Pee Laminating Ltd. â?? 4 years
Design & Sales Manager, Kee Pee Laminating Ltd. â?? 3 years
Technical Sales Representative, Kee Pee Laminating Ltd. â?? 10 years
District Coordinator, Ministry of Highways â?? 3 years
Technical Sales Representative, Kee Pee Laminating Ltd. â?? 3 years
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Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • If truth be told I was going to be an architect or an engineer, but I found I enjoyed the problem solving aspects of structural wood design free of the shackles of restrictive practise better. I relished, if you will, the hands on doing rather than management of others. For me that was what being a technologist was all about; working as a team member; leading like-minded people to find solutions to tough technological challenges.
    Don't get me wrong I most certainly like the acrylates that go with recognition and praise from others but I get more satisfaction in sharing other's successes. My biggest satisfaction comes in seeing others succeed knowing I had a hand in their success.
    And while technologists and technicians continue to strive for the right to practice, I take comfort in knowing I do not need someone else's permission to passionately do what I am good at. With over 36 years of experience designing and detailing wood structures, I am honoured when other professionals such as engineers and architects seek my knowledge and expertise in wood to assist them in their designs. I am happy and proud to be a Professional Structural Wood Technologist.
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Career Highlights

  • I was the first professionally trained district coordinator for the ministry of highways.ck To Add
  • I was the first Technical Advisor retained by the Canadian Wood Council to work on their Wood WORKS initiative. Working with their Wood WORKS! BC program.
  • I successfully ran our own consulting company for 17 years with my partner in life and business (in that order) Bonny Billups.
  • I am now an employee of the Canadian Wood Council as a Technical Manager.
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Professional & Community Activities

  • I have held directorship in ASTTBC on council, coordinated the ASTTBC annual AGM complete with 16 technical speakers as the association took on its new name Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia. And remain active in its affairs. I have taken and taught the Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations. I have attended BCIT not once but three times in my career and believe continuing education should be a fact of life for our profession. I am an active member of the Emergency Social Services in my home town of Penticton volunteering to help those in need when disaster strikes be it small or large. Click To Add