Timber has been used in many applications, ranging from residential housing to marine structures, and more recently mid-rise and multi-storey buildings.
However, which species of timber and engineered timber product can be used in the various architectural and structural applications available to those specifying timber?
This seminar presented recent case studies, drawn locally from South Australia, showing how timber had been specified for multiple projects and the results of the construction process.
The event was on 8th April 2019 at Engineers Australia, Level 11 - 108 King William St Adelaide, 5000
Presentation 1: Seminar Welcome & Introduction – Barry Brunton, WoodSolutions
In this presentation Barry introduces WoodSolutions, discusses the recent changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) that make wood more widely applicable and summarises the benefits of wood as a material.
Presentation 2: Timber in Architecture – Case Studies – Cary Duffield – Troppo Architects
Cary shared a range of projects designed by Troppo Architects, including residential and commercial jobs in which timber was been specified in structural and architectural applications
Presentation 3: Applications of Timber Species – Residential Construction Case Study – Ken Otto – Otto Timber
Ken, from Otto Timber, Joinery & Hardware, described the use of many species of timber in residential construction including the applications of ‘Urban Timber’
Presentation 4: CLT in Sth Australia – Verde Apartments – Barry Brunton on behalf of Morgan & Hansen Builders
Barry Brunton explained the process of using CLT in the first major structure in Sth. Australia and describe the key milestones/stakeholders involved from procurement, optimisation of design and the successful results of this landmark project in Adelaide.