Novel materials series - Timber concrete composites

Author: Wendel Sebastian & Andrew J Smith

Date published

13 December 2021

Price
Members £45.50 + VAT 
Standard £70.00 + VAT 

Student member discount available; contact [email protected]

Novel materials series - Timber concrete composites

Training
Author

Wendel Sebastian & Andrew J Smith

Date published

13 December 2021

Author

Wendel Sebastian & Andrew J Smith

Price

Members £45.50 + VAT 
Standard £70.00 + VAT 

Student member discount available; contact [email protected]

Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero - part 6 of 6.

The climate emergency is challenging engineers to consider a broader palette of non-traditional and/or novel structural materials. This webinar series looks at some of the alternatives, encouraging engineers to consider designing with these new materials and explaining how to deliver them successfully within projects.

This session focuses on timber concrete composite (TCC) floors - thin concrete slabs shear connected to timber joists or panels. TCCs are ideal for the construction of affordable housing, city centre office blocks and school buildings. 

The advantages of TCC include:
  • low weight
  • low carbon footprint
  • high thermal mass
  • fire resistance
  • stiffness, strength and sustainability
With a relevant Eurocode technical specification soon to be released, TCC technology is poised to enjoy wide application. Our panel will use recent examples to illustrate key technological, structural and low-carbon features of TCCs.

Learning outcomes:
  • Understand the benefits of using timber concrete composites, and when to use them
  • Gain a better understanding of pre-fabricated vs in-situ TCC
  • Hear about suitable connection details
  • Learn where structural design guidance can be found

About the series

This webinar is part 6 of a 6-part series on Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero. All webinars are recorded and available to purchase on-demand following the live broadcast. Benefit from a bundle discount when you book the series of six webinars here

1. How to get novel materials adopted on projects: R&D to construction - on-demand
2. Designing with rammed earth - on-demand
3. Designing with straw bale - on-demand
4. Low carbon concrete technology - on-demand
5. Key considerations for design and build of FRP road bridges - on-demand
6. Timber concrete composites - on-demand

Speakers

Wendel Sebastian conducts applied research to drive innovation across a spectrum of low-carbon structural forms including timber concrete composites, steel composites based on cement-free concrete and prestressed natural stone. He was a UK member of COST Action FP1402, focused on translation of timber structures research into design guidance. His in-situ testing of a 5-storey timber-framed building in London demonstrated the reliable performance of its timber concrete composite floors.

Andrew Smith is a design engineer at Arup with a background in analysis and design of composite structures including timber. He has contributed to the development of a technical specification on timber concrete composites which will form part of the updated timber structures Eurocode (EC5). Design of connections to allow for slip is an important focus of his work.

Additional information

Format:
Video
Video Length:
01:24:01
Publisher:
IStructE

Tags

Research & Innovation Training Suitable for students Composite Sustainability & Environment Video IStructE London HQ Webinars

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