Historic timber structures: assessment and reuse (online)
Date & Time

1 February 2021
10:00 - 17:30

Price

Member: £295 + VAT
(Early Booking £255 + VAT)

Standard: £395 + VAT
(Early Booking £335 + VAT)

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Historic timber structures: assessment and reuse (online)

Course
Date & Time

1 February 2021
10:00 - 17:30

Price

Member: £295 + VAT
(Early Booking £255 + VAT)

Standard: £395 + VAT
(Early Booking £335 + VAT)

Early booking discount Discounts available

Availability Places available

This online course introduces timber as an engineering material, with a focus on its use in historic structures. It covers non-destructive techniques for condition assessment and strategies for the reuse of heritage structures.

The course also covers non-destructive techniques and strategies available for condition assessment and reuse of these heritage structures.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Recognise timber as an engineering material and explain the inherent strengths and weaknesses of this organic and ‘living’ material

  • Identify the cellular structure of timber in relation to softwoods and hardwoods, and appreciate the species identification strategies available

  • Appreciate the timber grading rules to softwoods and hardwoods, and employ the rules and strategies in assigning strength classes to timber used in existing structures

  • List the non-destructive testing techniques available in assessing timber used in historic structures

  • Distinguish the simple structural forms of constructions used in historic structures, and use the available methods to assess the strengths and stiffnesses of individual timber components and joints

Intended for

Graduate to very senior and managing engineers.

Entry criteria

Familiarity with timber engineering may be beneficial, but is not essential.

Tutor

Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe

Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe is the Principal Structural Engineer supporting the TRADA advisory line. Keerthi sits on the TRADA Technical Advisory Panel and the BSI and European (CEN) technical committees on Eurocode 5, as well as being a member of the Project Team updating the connections chapter of Eurocode 5. Keerthi is the author of several popular publications, including the Institution’s Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5 2nd ed.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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