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Cross Laminated Timber : Conference

Event at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK

2 Apr 2009

architecture, engineering and construction opportunities
Major one-day Conference

Scottish Timber Conference

24 Apr 2009

Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, 9 Queen St, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Garden Museum : Dow Jones Architects
Garden Museum
photograph : David Grandorge

Cross Laminated Timber Design

The Centre for Timber Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University is holding a one-day conference on Friday 24 April 2009 in the headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. Entitled “Cross Laminated Timber: architecture, engineering and construction opportunities”, the event has been prompted by the significant level of interest shown in this particular product by construction industry professionals throughout the UK and by the many questions on the subject that have been raised to CTE by this group.

Hackney Egg by Studio E:
Hackney Egg
Photo © David Grandorge

The conference therefore aims to clarify what is meant by the term ‘Cross Laminated Timber’, how it is manufactured, what the architectural and engineering design benefits are to be gained from using it, and the technical issues involved in the construction process. Topics to be covered include CLT’s acoustic properties, airtightness, assembly & installation, building regulations & standards, carbon sequestration, connections, detailing, durability, fire resistance, glues, hygroscopicity, lamella thicknesses, life cycle, manufacture, recycling, shrinkage, specification, strength, stiffness, surface finishes, sustainability, thermal properties, timber certification.

Murray Grove, London by Waugh Thistleton Architects and Techniker Ltd, Structural Engineers – nine-storey CLT tower:
Murray Grove

The conference programme is one of the strongest ever put together on this subject in the UK, with a packed day of top level architects, engineers, manufacturers and contractors** experienced in its use and fully cognisant of its huge potential in the design of new buildings of all types.

Architectural practices giving presentations include dRMM Architects, Edward Cullinan Architects, Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects and White Design; Structural Engineers represented include MikeCon and Techniker Ltd; manufacturers include Binderholz Bausysteme, FinnForest and Stora Enso; with Eurban Ltd and KLH UK showing how their respective design, engineering and construction services have evolved in response to UK market conditions.

Royal Botanic Gardens : Edward Cullinan Architects – CLT floors, walls & roofs:
Royal Botanic Gardens
photo © Adrian Welch

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