WoodSolutions Seminar: Extending Higher – Latest in Timber Building Construction (VIC)

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Timber construction is the new alternative for cost efficient, safe and sustainable buildings. The material is maturing fast, with an unprecedented number of projects completed in 2018, and the projects underway skyrocketing through 2019. To maximize the benefits of timber construction, best practice building techniques must be adopted to utilise all productivity advantages and ensure successful project delivery. This WoodSolutions seminar will focus on principles of best practice Mid-rise Timber Construction to maximize
We’re lucky to have a range of experts who will present and discuss:

  • Best Practice Timber Construction for mass, lightweight and post & beam systems, including risk and value management approaches, reducing the critical path and techniques and considerations to maximize productivity and efficiencies during assembly and construction.
  • Case Studies, of a range of premier Australian projects including the recently completed Monash University Student Accommodation and the exciting new vertical extension at Melbourne Central.
  • WoodSolutions Mid-rise Building Demonstration Model Tour, timber products, systems and details are on show prior to the kick off of the event, with an educational walkthrough provided by the WoodSolutions Team.

The seminar is a must for all builders, and is also of interest for design professionals including architects, building designers, engineers, builders, developers and educators.

Date: 27th February 2019
Venue: Conference Centre Building 1A, Holmesglen Tafe, Chadstone
Time: 7.45 am registration for 8.00 – 12.30pm
CPD: 4.0 Informal CPD points available for attendance.
Cost: FREE for all design and building professionals 
RSVP: by 22nd February  - click here to RSVP

Program & Speakers

6.45am – 7:45am Holmesglen Mock-up Walkthrough – WoodSolutions Team - Holmesglen Build 3
Prior to the Seminar, the WS team will be taking educational tours of the recently constructed Mid-rise Full-scale Demonstration Model, with timber mid-rise elements being left exposed. Arrive any time between 6:45 – 7:45am for the optional visit,
Breakfast included and kindly sponsored by: Rothoblaas

7.45am Seminar Registration – Conference Centre Holmesglen Building 1A

8.00am Seminar Welcome & Introduction – Alastair Woodard, WoodSolutions

Mid-rise Timber Construction Overview – Dr Paolo Lavisci, WoodSolutions
Paolo will provide an update of where the mid-rise timber construction market is currently at, the exciting new changes to the 2019 NCC and of the new WoodSolutions design resources.

Enabling Productivity with Timber Construction – Dr Paul Kremer, A/Prof Deakin University
Paul will discuss the best practice approaches to maximize productivity, including ECI and ESI processes, optimal panel sizing for manuf/construction and tips for reducing the critical path.

Delivering a Successful Mass Timber Project: What you Need to Know – Tyson Infanti, XLam
Tyson will discuss the key considerations for delivering successful projects with mass panel and glulam products and what the important considerations are to deliver the job right and on-time.

Lightweight Construction: Where Does it Fit and Key Points for Success – Jim McAdam, Timbertruss
Jim will present a range of projects and discuss where lightweight timber construction fits into the mid-rise picture and some of the key prefab/onsite considerations for a successful timber project.

Morning Tea & Networking

CLT Case Study – Monash University Student Accommodation – Ryan Spittel, Monash University
Ryan will discuss the recently constructed CLT Monash Student Accommodation project including the design development and the key assembly and construction learnings.

Post & Beam Case Study – Melbourne Central Extension – Lachlan Cameron, GPT
Lachlan will give an overview of a new lightweight 13 Storey Office Building extension over Melbourne Central currently in the preliminary design phase.

Costing for Timber Buildings - Laurence Ritchie, WoodSolutions
Laurence will discuss how to optimize for the most cost-efficient timber project, including approaches to optimizing designs, value management processes and risks.

Panel Discussion and Audience Question

12.30pm Finish

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