Are you interested in designing and specifying with timber? The Engineering Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) is hosting Timber Design workshops in Brisbane (2 and 3 April 2019) and Sydney (9 and 10 April 2019).
This comprehensive two-day workshop, sponsored by the EWPAA, addresses the engineering behind timber design as well as the requirements of AS1720 – Timber Structures.
Wood science, wood exposure and durability, insect attack, moisture and shrinkage of wood will be addressed. The limit state design and analysis process for the various modes of failure (e.g. bending, tension, compression, shear) are explained in relation to dealing with timber.
The workshops address in detail the design of connections. Limit state flow charts are used for the design process for both strength limit state, and serviceability states. Various timber products including sawn timber, softwood and hardwood sections, LVL, Glulam and CLT are addressed. Engineered products and their low variability including advantages, disadvantages and recommended uses are explained. Examples where good design ideas coming horribly unstuck due to a lack of basic understanding of timber are shown. All sessions provide worked examples, tutorial exercises and solutions.
For more information on course content and how to register, please visit the ETIA website.