WoodSolutions Technical Presentations Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00
Forte Living Melbourne.
TDA presented over 50 inspirational and technical tutorials and seminars for FWPA's WoodSolutions campaign in 2016. These were attended by nearly 1,500 design and building professionals in NSW, ACT and SA.

There are 2 remaining free Woodsolutions seminars for 2016 on the 30th November and the 6th December.

Timber Applications in Timber Design


Engineered Wood Composites in the Built Environment - Progress and Potential

Timber Applications in Timber Design

The next WoodSolutions seminar to be held will be on Wednesday 30th November at the Australian Institute of Architects, Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.This workshop is intended for interior designers and architects looking for an opportunity to learn about timber applications in interior design. Presentations include expert speakers on Australian and imported hardwood, timber veneers, timber floors and the designer of an award winning project. The seminar is a must for interior design professionals including architects, interior designers, building designers and other building and design professionals.

Engineered Wood Composites in the Built Environment - Progress and Potential

The last seminar for 2016 will be on the 6th December,in the Oval classroom, Business School, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, University of Technology Sydney - the 2015 ATDA Peoples's Choice winner.

This seminar is a fullday seminar,in a series of seminars, Prof. Phil Evans introduces engineered wood composites and describes why they are displacing solid wood in many applications. He describes recent innovations in the manufacture and applications of engineered wood composites, drawing upon examples from North America and Europe.

He will also explian the hybrid wood polymer composites that can extend the reach of wood and wood composites into more demanding exterior applications. He briefly describes the culture, policies and environment that have fostered innovation by the North American and European industry, and he concludes the seminar by describing some of the challenges that remain to develop wood and bio-based composites that can compete more effectively with the energy (carbon) intensive materials that still dominate the built environment.

Professor Phil Evans

is the holder of the British Columbia Leadership Chair in Advanced Wood Manufacturing Technology at The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. He works closely with companies in British Columbia to develop and commercialise new technologies and provide them with the highly trained people they need to compete in a fiercely competitive global market. Phil’s research focusses on the surface properties and molecular modification of wood, and the development of novel bio-based composites.

TDA's Mission

Education of the design and building community is a major part of TDA's mission.

We conduct presentations on almost any subject related to timber.

Keep an eye on timber.net.au for more WoodSolutions presentations in 2017.