Tall timber sustainable construction post Hackitt (Partner Event)

This is a partner event organised by Swedish Wood and supported by The Institution of Structural Engineers.

The Institution of Structural Engineers is delighted to host the Swedish Wood industry workshop, on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

Building with timber systems has never been more topical in the UK: as a solution for sustainable construction; as a way of revolutionizing programme velocity, building accuracy and on-site labour requirements; and as a way of creating healthy buildings to live in.

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Structural engineers are at the heart of providing solutions to allow architects to create the sustainable buildings our cities need.

Hosted by Swedish Wood, this industry workshop is a key event for engineers and architects working with wood, bringing together leading experts from the UK and Sweden to share their knowledge, experience and vision for the future.

The workshop will be chaired by Kirsten Haggart, senior associate of Waugh Thistleton Architects, who will also talk about her experience of building with CLT and new ways to build tall with engineered timber.

Professor Gideon Henderson, chair of the joint report by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society on greenhouse gas removal technologies will set the scene by explaining the importance of low carbon construction technologies to reducing greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.

Robert Schmitz, partner in White Arkitketer, will talk about the challenges of building tall engineered timber buildings in Sweden, including SkellefteƄ Cultural Centre and hybrid solutions of glulam, CLT, steel etc.

Alan Dowdall, Associate of Ramboll UK, who worked on Dalston Works, the world’s largest CLT project to date, will talk on the future of CLT and other engineered timber structural solutions.

The workshop will conclude with a discussion with the panel, chaired by Kirsten.

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Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date
18/06/2019

Time
10:00 - 15:00

Price
Free

Location
The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Event Association
Swedish Wood


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