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Advances in European Timber Construction (NSW)

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Central Europe is one of the leading location in the world for innovation on timber products, processes and applications.


In this seminar, Professor of Timber Engineering Christophe Sigrist from the University of Applied Science, Bern will provide an overview of recent developments in timber construction from small to large buildings and from simple to complex structures.


He will highlight interesting ideas regarding materials, processes, connections and assembly and show their application in recent projects. A regular visitor to Australia, Christophe teaches at one of Europe’s leading timber engineering research and educational facilities, the Department of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering (AHB) of the Berne University of Applied Sciences where he is regularly involved with innovative material and Structural development and joint design.


This seminar will also launch new the WoodSolutions’ Design Guide #46 on Wood Construction Systems. Designed to assist building design professionals to confidently develop conceptual structural designs for timber-rich buildings and structures, the guide takes a whole-of-process approach to the selection of timber structural systems.


Cost: Free for all design and building professionals
Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Venue: Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney, Central - 431-439 Pitt Street, Sydney
Time: 12.15 pm for 12.30 pm - 5.00pm
Food: Afternoon Tea provided
CPD: CPD certificates of attendance available for all professions. 4 formal CPD points available for architects.
Register: see here

Program & Speakers: 

12.30 pm Welcome and WoodSolutions Update 

12.35 pm  Advances in European Timber Construction

  • Advances in European Timber Construction Prof Christophe, Sigrist, Uni of Applied Science, Bern
  • WoodSolutions European Tour Advance Timber Buildings Andrew Dunn, TDA

2.30 pm Afternoon tea and coffee break

3.00 pm Wood Engineering guide

  • Wood Engineering guide Assoc. Prof Greg Nolan, University of Tasmania
  • Latest Timber Connectors from Europe Andrew Dunn, TDA

5.00 pm Close

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