WoodSolutions is organising special seminars to be held in Melbourne on advanced timber building systems, culminating in a visit to the Lend Lease Forte site which will be the world’s tallest multi-residential timber building.

A render of Lend Lease's project, Forté

The seminar and site visit on 20 June includes Australian and international speakers discussing the latest developments in massive timber construction.

CLT(Cross Laminated Timber) in Multistorey Residential Buildings

Philipp Zumbrunnen, Design Director, EURBAN/CarbonEng UK

A specialist timber engineer, Zumbrunnen is a founding director of CarbonEng where he is responsible for timber design. As a Project director of EURBAN Limited, he also manages the design and delivery team. His presentation includes a brief history of CLT, a look at CLT structures in the UK, including a new case study and some pointers to the future of massive timber construction.

EXPAN Technology — innovations in post-tension timber building

Andy Buchannan, Professor of Timber Design, University of Canterbury NZ & Research Director, Structural Timber Innovation Company (STIC)

Buchannan’s main interest is multi-storey timber buildings, with additional expertise in earthquake engineering, fire safety and environmental impacts of timber and other materials. This presentation looks at some of the remarkable results that have been achieved with EXPAN and examines its potential as an alternate building system.

A comparison of CLT in Sydney Affordable Housing Apartment Blocks

Richard Hough, Principle, ARUP

Sydney based, Richard is a principal and structural engineer of global design group ARUP. He chairs a global network of multi-storey timber enthusiasts in the firm. His presentation compares CLT with a conventional multi-storey residential concrete design, across fire engineering, acoustics, structure, energy, CO2, programme and cost parameters.

Tickets are $195 + GST per person and there is strictly 50 tickets for each seminar due to number limits on the site visit. For more information visit http://www.woodsolutions.com.au/Resources/Advanced-Timber-Building-Systems-Seminar