WoodSolutions Webinar | Mass Timber Composite Floor Systems

Start/End Date
07 Dec 2021 11:00am


A growing area of use is composite mass timber floor systems in buildings design. The addition of concrete, steel, or concrete and steel to mass timber, results in structural efficiency created by the composite action between the materials.

Competitive long-span floor systems made with mass timber and concrete or steel composite panels are an opportunity to expand the use of timber construction in a variety of occupancy and building types, including high-rises.

This webinar aims to explain the latest research and available systems in mass timber composite floor systems. Two presenters Nick Hewson from Viridi Group and Associate Professor Hamid Goudarzi from the University of NSW will lead us through the discussion of mass timber composite floor systems.




Hamid Valipour - Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Hamid received his ME from University of Tehran and his PhD from UNSW Sydney in 2009. He has more than 20 years’ experience in analysis and design of structures. Hamid has been a research and teaching academic for the past 12 years.

His research interests are full scale testing and advanced computer modelling of structures focusing on hybrid steel-timber-concrete structural systems.



Nick Hewson - Chief Design Officer and Head of Product Development at Viridi Group

Nick a Structural engineer 17 years of experience in the construction industry, covering a very wide range of projects and material types.

He has a strong background in timber engineering, drawing from experiences in the UK and Australia like the Stadthaus and Melbourne University Faculty of Architecture

Educated at the University of Bath, he worked at Techiniker and Buro Happold in the UK before moving to Australia in 2010. Since then, he has worked as a structural engineer at SMEC, Irwinconsult, AECOM, before joining XLam. He now has joined Viridi Group in early 2021, where he has a dual role as chief design and head of product development.

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