Mid-rise timber building represent a more economically and environmentally friendly way to construct apartments, hotels, schools, aged care and office buildings. A full day seminar, will hear from leading building professionals who will present key design, supply and construction considerations, from project conception to construction.
The Key note presentation will be from Russell Acton, Acton Ostry Architects on Brock Commons; an innovative tall wood hybrid building under construction at the University of British Columbia, Canada. At 53 metres-high Brock Commons will be the tallest modern timber building. The wood structure was completed in less than 70 days, two floors per week, approximately four months faster than alternative construction methods.
This free seminar will explore how timber systems can be used today for multi-residential and commercial building applications in Australia. Highly experienced local and international design professionals will speak on recent national and international examples of mid-rise and tall timber buildings to illustrate their design, performance and cost savings.
Timber product and service suppliers will also be on hand to discuss their solutions and assist you in implementing them directly into your client-product offerings. This seminar is a must for all building and design professionals including architects, engineers, building designers, certifiers, developers, builders, regulators and educators.
Cost: Free for all design and building professionals
Date: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Venue: NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre 37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills
Time: 8.15 am for 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Food: Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided
CPD: CPD certificates of attendance available for all professions. 6 formal CPD points available for architects.
Program & Speakers:
Welcome and WoodSolutions Update Dr Fred Moshiri, TDA
8.35 International House – Australia’s First Mid-rise Timber Office Building
Architectural Design of International House - Jonathan Evans, Tzannes Architects
Structural Design of International House - Tim Butler, Lendlease
Project Execution of International House - Jeremy Thompson, Lendlease (TBA)
10.15 Morning tea and coffee break
10.45 Australian Mid-rise Timber Buildings
Design and Construction of StrongBuild’s Timber Projects - Adam Strong, StrongBuild
Australia’s First School of the Timber Age - Knut Menden, BVN Architects
Commercial Timber Building Productivity - Prof Perry Forsythe, UTS
13:30 Keynote Talk
Brock Commons - 18 Storey Student Accommodation - Russell Acton, Acton Ostry Architects
14.45 Afternoon tea and coffee break
15.15 Productivity and Environment
Cost Comparisons of Timber Buildings - Richard Smith, MBM
Does Timber Really Stack up Environmentally? - David Rowlinson, Make It Wood/PlanetArk
Design of Mid-Rise Timber Framed Apartments TBA
In addition to presenters described above, a number of suppliers to the mid-rise timber market sector will be present and be available to discuss products. Suppliers include Inex, Meyer Timber, Proctor Group Australia, Rothoblass, Spax Pacific, Stora Enso and XLAM Australia.