Historic timber structures - assessment and reuse
Date & Time

3 February 2020
10:00 - 17:30

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street, London
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Price

Standard: (From) £345 + VAT
Members: (From) £265 + VAT

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Historic timber structures - assessment and reuse


Course
Date & Time

3 February 2020
10:00 - 17:30

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street, London
View on Google Maps

Price

Standard: (From) £345 + VAT
Members: (From) £265 + VAT

Early booking discount Discounts available

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This course introduces timber as an engineering material, with an appraisal of the usage of timber in historic structures.

The course also covers non-destructive techniques and strategies available for condition assessment and re-use of these heritage structures.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Recognise timber as anengineering 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

Graduate to very senior and managing engineers.

Entry criteria

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

Tutor

Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe

Keerthi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, a member of the TRADA Technical Advisory Panel, and an independent timber engineering consultant. 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 ed.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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