Thursday, June 10, 2021

Timber-Frame Building Conference on top of a Six Story Timber Teaching Building

ANU Marie Reay Teaching Centre

WoodSolutions are holding a free half day conference on lightweight timber-frame and mass timber construction at the in Canberra, 23rd June. This will include a presentation on the venue for the event, the six story, timber framed, Marie Reay Teaching Centre,  by Architects BVNat the Australian National University. CPD certificates of attendance will be available for building professions. 

While this conference is aimed at building professionals, it is also an opportunity for education professionals to see to see this groundbreaking building in use for an event. I attended the previous conference and found it of great interest. University education in Australia is changing and not just temporarily due to COVID-19. This will require new building designs for new teaching methods and require them to be built quickly (Worthington, 2019).


12.00   Registration
12.30   Welcome: WoodSolutions

  •             Marie Reay, International and Damaru House:  Lendlease
  •             Prefabricated Timber Component  Cassette Floors and Stairs: Meyer Timber
  •             Timber Design and Occupants Wellness: PlanetARK
3.00     Afternoon Tea
3.30     NIOA Mass Timber Office Building Cast Study:  XLam Australia
            Understanding NCC\u2019s Performance-based design brief  - TDA
            Passive House principles for Timber: Raico Pacific
5.00     Finish


  •     Sean Bull, XLam Australia
  •     George Dolezal, Meyer Timber
  •     Andrew Dunn, TDA Andreas 
  • Luzzi, Raico Pacific
  •     David Rowlinson, PlanetARK
  •     Jeremy Tompson, Lendlease


Worthington, T. (2019, December). Blend and Flip for Teaching Communication Skills to Final Year International Computer Science Students. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education (TALE) (pp. 1-5). IEEE. (and presentation).

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