Historic timber structures: assessment and reuse
Date & Time

2 February 2023
10:00 - 17:30 GMT

Location

Online

Price

Member: £305 + VAT
(Early Booking £275 + VAT)

Standard: £425 + VAT
(Early Booking £385 + VAT)

Historic timber structures: assessment and reuse

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Date & Time

2 February 2023
10:00 - 17:30 GMT

Location

Online

Price

Member: £305 + VAT
(Early Booking £275 + VAT)

Standard: £425 + VAT
(Early Booking £385 + VAT)

Early booking discount

Available until one month prior

This one-day 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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, attendees 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

  • 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

Intended for

  • Graduates through to senior structural engineers

Speakers

Keerthi Ranasinghe Course tutor

Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe is the Principal Engineer for Structural Timber at BM TRADA and Warringtonfire. Formerly an academic with research and teaching experience both in the UK and abroad, Keerthi has delivered these timber courses at the Institution since 2008. Keerthi is the author of several TRADA publications, including the Span Tables to Eurocode 5, and the Institution’s Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5, 2nd edition. Keerthi sits in British and European Standardisation Committees related to timber design and was also a project team member that wrote the connections chapter to the second edition of Eurocode 5.

Philip O’Leary Course tutor

Philip O’Leary 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.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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