Timber frame design of low rise buildings (racking)
Date & Time

10 December 2020
18:00 - 19:30 GMT

Price
Free
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Timber frame design of low rise buildings (racking)

Lecture
Date & Time

10 December 2020
18:00 - 19:30 GMT

Price
Free

Availability ONLINE ONLY

Mike Mowen will give an online technical talk on timber frame racking design for low rise buildings.

Racking is simply another word for shear resistance which is required to resist wind actions. Shear checks are never usually done on low rise masonry buildings but are for timber frames as these are weaker in shear.

Most new houses in the UK are covered by the National House Building Council (NHBC) warrantee which requires that houses are certified by a NHBC registered designer.  NHBC requires this certificate on site visits, as well as the builder required to be a registered with NHBC.  This is also a requirement in Part A of the Building Regulations.
 
The presentation will explain the timber frame design principles, conformance to relevant Building Regulations, NHBC and Building Energy Rating (BER) requirement legislation. It will also cover relevant codes of practice, construction details, pros and cons and a worked example.

Speaker

Mike Mowen has been in timber frame design from 1996 to 2018 and presently he is Principal Engineer at Electrification Solutions Ltd.  Currently Mike works in the rail industry, he is a structural engineer and designs SPS (small parts steelwork) placed on Network Rail or privately owned assets which support OLE (overhead line electrification).  Throughout the railway network there is a requirement to provide electrified lines which increase the line speed and frequency of trains that can operate on them.

Energising of the railway lines calls for new auxiliary structures (twin track cantilevers and the like) to support the new system wires and energise the network.  There is a requirement for foundation design and bespoke structures, which are delivered in Forms 001, 002 and 003 and where assets are not owned by Network Rail these submissions also require a Form 006 until AFC (approved for construction) is achieved.

Additional Attendee Information

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the online presentation.

 

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