Rothoschool on tour (sponsored content)
Date & Time

25 May 2022
09:00 - 18:15 BST


The Institution of Structural Engineers
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£150 + VAT
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Rothoschool on tour (sponsored content)

Date & Time

25 May 2022
09:00 - 18:15 BST


The Institution of Structural Engineers
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£150 + VAT

A sponsored seminar by Rothoblaas focused on the hottest topics of the mass timber constructions, and exploring local solutions and know-how.

This one-day sponsored seminar aims to present the completeness of the latest trends for timber build­ings.
Eminent speakers of the industry, researchers, professors and designers will cover the most fundamental aspects of the timber constructions.

The agenda for the day will include

  • R&D of new connectors for mass timber structures

  • Building physics and moisture challenges in timber buildings

  • Sound insulation principles in timber buildings

  • CLT research and design examples

  • Connection technologies

  • Fire design of CLT according to the new Eurocode 5

  • Timber developments

  • Engineered timber and tall timber buildings

  • Research into mass timber from UK sources

  • Mass timber studies in UK

Reasons to attend

Innovative connectors and solutions for wooden buildings not only guarantee structural resistance and speed of construction, but they are also studied for the acoustics, fire resistance and durability. Through acute theory and clever case studies, attendees to the seminar will get an exhaustive insight that can be further deepened during the round table and networking times.

Intended for

Engineers, structural engineers, architects/designers, students (attending the last years of university)


Ernesto Callegari

Product Projects Engineer

Ernesto has extensive experience in dealing with architectural, structural, and thermal design. In 2013 he co-founded "DiLEGNO Studio Tecnico Associato", an engineering company specializing in timber structures and wooden buildings design, with a focus on executive integrated design and executive design for CNC machining. In 2016 he participated, as a member of the Engineering Unit of the Italian Civil Defence, in the seismic emergency in centre-Italy for the habitability site inspections of many houses, working in the epicentre of an earthquake. Since 2019 he has been working as a Product Line Manager for RothoBlaas in the line "connectors and anchors for buildings".

Marc Fuzellier

Acoustic consultant & director - Atelier Crescendo

Marc specialises in acoustic design for building projects, with a strong focus on performing arts facilities (education and venues), as well as timber buildings. Over his career, he has worked on a large variety of projects, ranging from local school extension, auditorium and listed building renovation; up to large education campus, airport, performance venue and large infrastructure. He particularly likes working with multi-national design teams that generally provide rich and varied perspectives to each project. With the Acoustic Design Catalogue, created in 2021, Marc is committed to not only finding sustainable products and materials, but also finding design techniques that use fewer materials. Marc is member of the Institute of Acoustics and the Société Française d’Acoustique.

Yutaka Goto

Research fellow Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden & visiting professor ohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Yutaka is a researcher/consultant in wood engineering with degrees from University of Tokyo (BSc and MSc) and ETH Zurich (PhD). Together with Dr. Robert Jockwer, he manages consultancy, Timber Hub AB, in wood engineering internationally in Europe, Japan and beyond. His transdisciplinary expertise covers sustainable use of wood in constructions with regards to engineered wood, structural safety, moisture safety, durability, energy efficiency, indoor comfort, and sustainability impacts.

Robert Hairstans

Director - Centre for Advanced Timber Technologies & Head of the Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures - Edinburgh Napier University

Robert believes research, innovation, commercialisation, and education should act in concert if we are to tackle the climate emergency. An accomplished collaborator he works extensively with industry and external stakeholders to accelerate change in construction delivery towards net zero carbon. He has specialist knowledge in the field of timber technologies and engineering. He has spent his career adding value to the timber supply chain with an emphasis on engineered timber products and offsite construction. To enable the uptake of these innovations he has endeavoured to transfer this knowledge extensively. His most recent publication is the 2nd edition of his book “Off-site and industrialised timber construction” via TRADA.

Kelly Harrison

Associate Director - Whitby Wood

Kelly is an active proponent of sustainable construction and is particularly experienced in the engineering design of timber and hybrid structures, refurbishment projects and retrofitting. She has a portfolio of major schemes for the residential, commercial, education, heritage and cultural sectors — from large-scale housing projects and industrial building conversions to special structures and adaptation works. Kelly was among the 2020 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability.

Greg Jackson

Architect, Passive house designer - Greg Jackson Architects

Greg is an architect registered in Ireland & the UK and a certified Passive House Designer. He is principal at Greg Jackson Architects. Greg Jackson Architects is a timber first practice. Greg is the designer of Ireland’s first 100% CLT one-off dwelling and currently has several CLT house projects at design stage. He received his M. Arch degree from University College Dublin where he has been an occasional lecturer in Timber Building Technology.

Roland Maderebner

University of Innsbruck, Austria

Roland is the inventor of the 'Spider-Connector.' He works on economic and ease of use solutions to join CLT-panels, particularly to realize point-supported flat slabs. In his filed, he is committed to showing new practical solutions.

Mihai Motoc

Structural engineer - Verkfræðistofa Reykjavikur

Mihai's passion for timber started in 1998, when he was coopted to participate at a training related to design and manufacture of glulam (glued laminated timber) structures in Iceland. As a structural engineer using CLT, Mihai enjoys the process of figuring out how to transfer vertical and horizontal forces through the shear walls down to foundation, as well as being able to create easy a rigid diaphragm at the floor and roof level. Mihai is excited by the possibility of implementing the use of timber in taller and greener buildings.

Stefano Muscoloni

General Manager - RothoBlaas Uk, Ireland and Iceland

Stefano started working in RothoBlaas Austaralia in 2015 as technical sales and field engineer, before moving to the technical office in Italy as a technical consultant. In 2016, he moved to the UK to develop the UK market. He has a degree in construction engineering and architecture from the Polytechnic University of Marche in Italy. He worked as a structural engineer and expert in low-energy buildings for 5 years before following RothoBlaas.

Joachim Schmid

CEO Ignis - Fire Design Consulting

Joachim Schmid is an expert for structural fire design specialized on combustible members for fires deviating from the standard fires, fires in draft situations and CLT. He works at ETH Zürich as research assistant at the chair of timber structures and at IGNIS to support industry and practitioners to allow for an improved fire design of timber buildings.

<h4>About Rothoblaas</h4>

About Rothoblaas

Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.

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