This seminar will suit attendees wishing to update their skills related to timber frame construction and update them on the background to the new Mid-rise Timber Buildings provisions for Class 2, 3 and 5 Buildings contained in the National Construction Code 2016 Volume 1 (NCC), Building Code of Australia - Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings, which has been adopted by Australian States and Territories as of 1 May 2016.
The following topics will be covered:
Timber Building Systems
Review and provide an updated discussion of the latest innovative approaches for mid-rise timber buildings in Australia using large timber structural elements such as Cross Laminated timber (CLT), Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) and Glulam as well as lightweight timber framed systems, taking into account feedback from the 2016 AIBS training series.
Design for Durability
Specific factors for durability and performance requirements for traditional and CLT timber construction types will be examined, such as:
- quality control during construction,
- installation and maintenance.
An Overview of the NCC changes
- Technical background to the changes
- Fire provisions
- Acoustic provisions
Fire Safety Engineering Analysis
Practical solutions and compliance
Please note that reference will be made to the following new WoodSolutions Technical Design Guides relevant to Mid-Rise Timber Buildings which are available to download here:
#20 Fire Precautions during Construction of Large Buildings
#37 Mid-rise Timber Buildings – Class 2, 3 and 5 Buildings
#38 Fire Safety Design of Mid-rise Timber Buildings – Basis for the 2016 changes to the National Construction Code
#39 Robustness in Structures
About the Speakers:
BE (Civil), Grad Dip. Building Fire Safety & Risk Engineering
Boris Iskra has an extensive understanding of the Australian forest and wood products sector with over 25 years of direct involvement.
He is the National Manager – Codes & Standards for Forest & Wood Products Australia where his role is to coordinate the development and review of Australian timber standards, and associated building standards and codes, on behalf of the National timber industry.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Structural) degree and a Graduate Diploma in Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering.
BSc (Civil Eng.), Grad Dip. Building Fire Safety & Risk Engineering
Paul has worked in the fire sector for over 35 years in a range of roles including founding Warrington Fire in Australia (now part of the Exova Group).
Currently the Manager Director at EFT Consulting (Fire and Risk Consultants) where he carried out the fire engineering analysis underpinning the changes to the NCC to permit mid-rise timber buildings.
Dr. Fred Moshiri
Structural Engineer at Timber Development Association of New South Wales
Fred has more than 7 years of experience in design and construction management of different projects with exposure to analysis, design and project planning of reinforced concrete, steel and timber buildings.
Fred is the author of more than 12 technical journal and conference papers in the fields of Structural Engineering and Engineering Education and is a reviewer for the Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture in the United States.
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