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Building Greener Cities with Timber (SA)

When: 6 April 2017
Where: SA Tonsley Innovation Hub,1284 South Road, Clovelly Park, SA
Speaker/Presenter: Russell Acton, Acton Ostry Architects
RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/building-greener-cities-with-timber-tickets-32715078681
Event Category: Seminar

LAUNCHED BY: The Hon. Jay Weatherill Premier of South Australia
  

Keynote Speaker: 

Mr Russell Acton, Architect, AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC
MASS WOOD FOR THE MASSES
When completed in Spring 2017, the 18 storey Brock Commons Tallwood House student residence at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, will be the tallest contemporary mass wood building in the world. Utilizing a highly collaborative integrated design process, this first-of-its-kind project quickly advanced from concept to construction in just ten months. To gain approval from authorities without the need to test new mass wood assemblies, the project team employed a “Keep it Simple” design approach that featured encapsulation of the mass timber structure to achieve required fire protection ratings, which also assisted with schedule and cost control. Learn how Brock Commons aspires to be a model for a future that features extraordinarily ordinary mass wood buildings for the masses.

  

Mr David Rowlinson, Make it Wood Manager, Planet Ark
WHY YOU SHOULD 'MAKE IT WOOD'

David manages the 'Make it Wood' campaign for Planet Ark which encourages the increased use of renewable, carbon-storing, durable, healthy, efficient and beautiful responsibly sourced wood as a building material.
 

Mr Gary Caulfield, CEO, X-Lam
CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER (CLT) IN AUSTRALIA QUALITY, SPEED, SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY

Gary has over 30 years experience in project management, property development, and innovative prefabricated construction. With acute housing shortages in Australia, Gary's work with X-Lam will meet the need for better building quality, faster construction, safer sites and
more sustainable building solutions.
 

Mr Paul Davy, Director, D-Squared Consulting
ZERO CARBON BUILDING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Paul’s experience in the design and construction of low and zero net carbon buildings includes the Zero Carbon Challenge House at Lochiel Park Green Village, Campbelltown, SA. Paul has recently developed the Zero Carbon Apartments concept, which uses Cross
Laminated Timber and a unique embedded energy generation system to achieve a zero net carbon outcome.
 

Mr Ric Sinclair, CEO, Forest and Wood Products Australia
EVOLVING OPPORTUNITIES IN TIMBER DEVELOPMENT

Ric's extensive industry involvement includes experience in forest management and timber harvesting, as a writer and editor in Canada, an economist with the National Association of Forest Industries and as the marketing manager responsible for the Reflex Brand and other
Australian Paper products. Ric will focus on the changes to the National Construction Code and the new opportunities being created for timber development.
 

Date: Thursday 6 April 2017 
Time: 12pm (light lunch) for 12.30pm start – 4.30pm 
Location: Tonsley Innovation Hub,1284 South Road, Clovelly Park, SA
Register: See here