This lecture will recount how the design process of a timber-framed building unfolded, overcoming its unique structural challenges.
By understanding the architectural intent, unpacking the client brief and exploring the real construction possibilities available already at the competition stage, the designing team was able to analyse specific design studies and consider all the key details immediately, and achieve structural optimisation.
Drawing from the experience gained by working on this project, Kelly Harrison will draw general timber design considerations.
Understand how to approach projects with multiple complex challenges
Hear effective design optimisation strategies
Analise timber design trends
Structural engineers of all levels, including students
Architects and designers
Contractors, manufacturers, and other built environment professionals
Kelly specialises in timber structures, as well as refurbishments and working on historic buildings. She has a keen interest in sustainable design, resource efficiency and good communication. She has completed the detailed design of several large timber framed buildings and is an active member on the Board of Directors at Timber Development UK.
In his current role, Don specialises in forensic engineering. He is visiting Professor at Queens’ University of Belfast. Don was the Institution’s 100th President in 2020 and 2021.