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WoodSolutions Workshop: Structural Design of Mid-Rise Lightweight Timber Framed Buildings (VIC)

When: 28 June 2017 - 29 June 2017
Where: VIC Park Royal Melbourne Airport
Speaker/Presenter: Geoff Boughton and Andrew Dunn
Event Category: Seminar
Files: Timber-Eng-Flyer-28-29June-MELB.pdf

A two day detailed workshop will be held on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June, in Melbourne.


With the recent introduction of Deemed-to-Satisfy fire provisions for protected lightweight timber frame solutions within the Building Code of Australia, enquiries on the structural design of lightweight timber frame has increased.


Structural design information on timber framed buildings contained within current Australian Standards and industry guides are based on two storey houses and may not be appropriate for mid-rise timber framed buildings.


The workshop is being provided free of charge by WoodSolutions for any practicing Australian structural engineers carrying out or intending to carry out the design of mid-rise timber framed buildings.


The workshop is limited to 20 persons and is restricted to a maximum of two individuals from any one company. Please note this workshop will not include the design of mass timber buildings i.e. CLT.

Workshop content includes:
> Stud design
> Floor cassette design
> Axial Shortening and Differential Movement considerations
> Fire design and other considerations
> Acoustic considerations
> Connectors and Tie-down design
> Lateral and over turning resistance design
> Robustness, Earthquake

All subject matters will review the appropriate systems and timber grades and sizes available within the Australian market place.

Participants outside of Melbourne will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation.


Workshop Time: 8.30AM - 5.00PM
Workshop Date: Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June
Venue: Park Royal Melbourne Airport
Address: Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045
Workshop Room: Echuca (Level 5)
Catering for workshop: arrival tea/coffee, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
Networking Dinner: Wednesday 28th June – time tbc
Restaurant for dinner: Airo Restaurant.

For details on presenters and how to register see here