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 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
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