Historic timber structures: assessment and reuse
Date & Time

2 February 2022
10:00 - 17:30 GMT

Location

Online

Price
Member: £295 + VAT
(Early Booking £265 + VAT)

Standard: £355 + VAT
(Early Booking £395 + VAT)
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Historic timber structures: assessment and reuse

Course
Date & Time

2 February 2022
10:00 - 17:30 GMT

Location

Online

Price
Member: £295 + VAT
(Early Booking £265 + VAT)

Standard: £355 + VAT
(Early Booking £395 + VAT)
Early booking discount

available until one month prior

This 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

Graduates through to senior structural engineers.

Entry criteria

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

Mr. Philip O’Leary

Philip is the section leader for Timber Technology Investigations at BM TRADA, the technical authority behind TRADA. With around 30 years of postqualifying experience, Phil has published in local and international journals about wood science. Phil is the leading authority at TRADA for Visual Strength Grading and is also the Assessor for Qualified Visual Strength Graders.

Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe

Keerthi is the Principal Structural Engineer supporting the TRADA advisory line and 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 edition.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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