Tall Timber. Fad or Future

Is the move away from the traditional construction materials of concrete and steel for high-rise construction merely a current trend or fad, or we will see the rise of mass engineered timber as a future mainstream construction material?
Tall Timber. Fad or Future

There has been a recent upswing in the use of timber construction methods for high-rise residential and commercial construction globally led by the recent advances in the development of mass engineered timber materials, and significant efforts to codify the required standards of construction.

This presentation will discuss whether this move away from the traditional construction materials of concrete and steel for high-rise construction is merely a current trend or fad, or whether we will see the rise of mass engineered timber as a future mainstream construction material.

Is the momentum of the high-rise timber industry being held back by what are seen as a number of key downsides to timber from a structural perspective?

Key Areas to be discussed include:

  • Fire rating, durability, termites, moisture ingress, and acoustics and vibration
  • The long-term and short-term advantages in the use of timber for high-rise construction

 

About the Speaker

Sally Gee - Structural Engineer, Aurecon

Sally Gee

Sally has a degree in Architectural Engineering and a passion for the structural design of buildings. Her experience includes residential, health, and public buildings. She has demonstrated her architectural engineering skills on projects including The Adelaide Festival Centre redevelopment, Modbury Hospital, and The Southern Response Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Project.

Sally has a strong interest in timber design and the potential that the developing area of timber high rise buildings holds

Date
17 / 04 / 2019 - 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
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ACST
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Registration Closes
17 / 04 / 2019 05:30 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia South Australia
Level 11
108 King William Street
Adelaide
,
South Australia
,
5000
Cost
Registration
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  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Sally Gee, Aurecon
Host(s)
Engineers Australia Structural Branch SA
Event Contact
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    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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Maximum CPD Hours
1.5
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