12 February 202410:00 - 17:30 GMT
Member: £335 + VAT
(Early Booking £295 + VAT)
Standard: £445 + VAT
(Early Booking £395 + VAT)
Available until one month prior
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
Senior engineers/Team leader/Manager
25% discount on associated publications: Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5 (2nd edition). Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe is an Associate at Milner Associates and was previously the Principal Engineer for Structural Timber at BM TRADA. Formerly an academic with research and teaching experience both in the UK and abroad, Keerthi has delivered timber courses for IStructE since 2008. He 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. He sits in British and European Standardisation Committees related to timber design.
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, Philip 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.
Email - [email protected]
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