In Australia, and internationally, there is currently a renaissance occurring in the use of timber mid-rise construction. The collective understanding of the structural design process is increasing every year, and engineers are continuing to push the boundaries. The structural design process for mid-rise timber-buildings is quickly evolving, with an increased focus on off-site manufacturing and building performance critical for the structural engineer.
This WoodSolutions Seminar will focus on the key design considerations for the structural engineer - from concept to construction, as well as formally launching an exciting new timber engineering preliminary design software, TimberTech.
We are fortunate to have some of Australia’s foremost engineers to present on:
- the use of the new TimberTech structural engineering software, which has the capability to efficiently perform analysis and design of walls, floors and connections – producing calculation reports and a print a bill of quantities; this state-of-the-art software has been developed through a 12-month collaborative R&D project, harmonizing the Eurocode with the Australian Standards;
- the preliminary and detailed design approaches for various structural systems, including CLT shear walls, CLT cores, timber-framed shear walls, glulam bracing, light-weight and massive-timber floors;
- structural design optimisation approaches for cost-efficiency, and design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA) considerations.
This seminar is a must for all structural engineers, and is also of interest to all building professionals including architects, building designers, builders, developers, educators and building surveyors/certifiers
Date: Thursday 16th May 2019
Venue: Library at the Dock, Docklands
Time: 12.15pm registration for 12:30pm – 5pm
CPD: 4.0 Informal CPD points available for attendance.
Cost: FREE for all design and building professionals
Program & Speakers
12.15pm Seminar Registration – Library at the Dock, Performance Space
12.30pm Seminar Welcome & Introduction – Alastair Woodard, WoodSolutions
- Preliminary Design for Mid-rise Timber Buildings – Alastair Woodard, WoodSolutions
- Concept Design using the new TimberTech Software – Adam Jones and Paolo Lavisci, WoodSolutions
Afternoon Tea and Networking
- Design of Timber-framed Stability Elements – Kevin Berry, TTW
- Design of Massive-timber Stability Elements – Toby Hodson, Arup
- Design of Massive-timber Connections – Giovanni Scollo, Rothoblaas
- Design of Floor Systems – Stephen Dayus, Wesbeam
- Design for Manufacture and Assembly – Nick Hewson, XLam