WoodSolutions 2011 Seminars - Presentations

The WoodSolutions 2011 Seminars were held in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne in early September 2011. The presentations below are the speaker notes used during the Melbourne seminar. Unfortunately, notes from the Case Study panel discussions are commercial-in-confidence and cannot be published.

Inspiring Sustainable Design

Hermann Kaufmann

Be inspired as Hermann shares some of the challenges, learnings and strategies he has experienced and developed through years of sustainable design for private, public and commercial buildings.

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Making it last: Timber durability and exterior wood finishes

Assoc. Prof Greg Nolan, University of Tasmania, School of Architecture & Design

Durable timber design is a sustainability issue as good timber used outside shouldn't suffer due to poor selection and detailing. There are broad guidelines for balancing species performance, site conditions, architectural intent in finishes and maintenance, and an effective building service life.

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Fire Safety Engineering

David Barber, Principal, Australasia Fire Leader, ARUP

Internationally and locally, timber and wood products are increasingly specified for major construction projects as a fire safe building material. Integrating design principles and fire engineering can ensure the required performance and compliance with relevant building codes.

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Maximising energy efficiency in residential design

Geoff Clark, Troppo Architects

Informed materials specification and thermal performance in timber frame designs can increase housing star ratings and lower operational energy costs.

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Sustainable design for a low carbon footprint

Fabiano Ximenes, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Carbon positive wood and wood products are enabling architects and designers to create buildings with low or zero (negative is possible!) carbon footprints.

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Innovative timber buildings - including cross laminated timber and laminated veneer lumber

Liam Dewar, Director - Eurban Limited UK

New design concepts using engineered timber products are promising to increase sustainability and construction efficiency. Cross laminated timber (CLT) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) are appearing in multi-level building designs of 10 storeys and more.

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