The ARC Future Timber Hub at The University of Queensland is pleased to announce our 2nd Timber Design Continuing Professional Development course “Integrated Timber Design Workshop” which is being held at The University of Queensland on the 9 to 10 December 2019.
We invite all practicing engineers, architects and other building design professionals to join us for this 2-day workshop on integrated design of timber buildings, with focus on fire safety, durability and building physics.
This course is led by internationally recognised engineer Professor Jose Torero (University College London) with contributions from timber durability expert, Geoff Stringer, and building physics expert, Samantha Anderson, including members of the Centre for Future Timber Structures and the ARC Future Timber Hub.
Greater awareness of the potential benefits of engineered timber as a structural material for the design of multi-storey buildings is increasingly leading to client interest in a ‘timber’ building option. However, the technical education and professional experience of designers typically focus on concrete and steel, providing little or no grounding in either the fundamental principles of timber design or its practical application to a contemporary building context. Integrated design ensures that all design aspects are considered simultaneously at all design and construction stages. Failure to apply an integrated design approach can lead to delays, rework and redesign, and even failure of a project. This course will present the state-of-the-art knowledge on fire safety engineering including façade detailing, design for durability and how this is reflected in maintenance, and why air-tightness is equally important in Queensland as in Tasmania.