Timber continues to be the preeminent material in residential design and construction because it is: natural, sustainable, easily workable, thermally efficient, when specified and finished correctly - durable and long-lasting, and because it is simply inspirationally beautiful!
In a new 30 sec video, Peter Maddison award-winning architect and host of Grand Designs Australia, introduces us to the benefits of Wood. The Ultimate Renewable™ for Planet Ark's Make it Wood program.
This seminar focused on the key design considerations for structural engineers - from concept to construction, and launched new timber engineering preliminary design software, TimberTech.
Timber has been used in many applications, ranging from residential housing to marine structures, and more recently mid-rise and multi-storey buildings.
Held on February 27th at Holmesglen TAFE, Chadstone, the site of the WoodSolutions Mid-rise demonstration model, this seminar focussed on principles of best practice Mid-rise Timber Construction to maximise productivity.
The panel of presenters dicsussed:
This WoodSolutions presentation describes principles for the fire safe design of low and mid-rise timber buildings.
A 10 part video presentation by Assoc. Professor Greg Nolan of UTAS, explaining the WoodSolutions design guide 46, Wood Construction Systems.
Innovation in (BIM and other) Technology for Mass Timber Construction, a presentation by Dr Paul Kremer, Senior Manager, XLam
Innovation in Mass-timber Products, a presentation by Dr David Bylund, Team Leader: Tall Timber Buildings, Wesbeam
This presentation was delivered by Rob De Brincat, New Business Manager – Innovation, Atelier Projects, at the WoodSolutions seminar, Innovations in Timber Construction.