“BUILDING WITH WOOD” Seminar
Saturday 2 April 2022
Duration: 11.30 – 15.00
Scientific Coordinator: Alexandros Kitriniaris, Architect Engineer PhD Cand. NTU
Modern ecological concerns are driving an urgent need for a fresh approach to construction using recyclable, renewable, reusable, and carbon-storing materials. Timber possesses all the required qualities to meet these needs. Prefabrication, industrialization, and off-site manufacturing are seeing gradual growth within the building industry since these methods cut construction time, reduce both energy usage and CO2 emissions as well as waste output. This transformation necessitates more control and precision in design and manufacturing; thus architects, engineers, and designers are at the forefront of these developments. This seminar focuses on the building industry’s most recent concerns, including how building with wood can help to tackle climate change, safety matters including fire and earthquake performance, the manufacturing technology of prefabricated construction systems, and improvements in timber structure bracing. Lastly, international mass timber buildings with regard to building codes and BIM, will be explored.
The Historical Development of Timber Construction Technology and its key importance to mitigate climate change.
Speaker: Alexandros Kitriniaris, Architect Engineer PhD Researcher NTUA, KAAF Architects
• SECTION 1
THE ROLE OF TIMBER AS A NATURAL CONSTRUCTION RECYCLABLE MATERIAL
The future of timber construction and the contribution of wood to carbon sequestration.
Speaker: Prof. Panagiotis Touliatos, NTUA, Frederick
The performance of timber in fire and earthquake.
Speaker: Zannis Konteas, Civil Engineer NTUA, Msc Restorer NTUA
• SECTION 2
TIMBER TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
The production technology of CLT as a prefabricated system.
Speaker: Albino Angeli, XLAM Dolomiti
BIM and DfMA for timber engineering: “What You Draw Is What You Get”.
Speaker: Franco Piva, Ergodomus Timber Engineering
• SECTION 3
INTERNATIONAL EXAMPLES OF MASS TIMBER BUILDINGS
Degree of Freedom Engineers
Speaker: Fernando Ibáñez, Partner | Director, former chief engineer at Santiago Calatrava
Dietrich I Untertifaller Architects
Speaker: Helmut Dietrich, Managing Partner, Dietrich I Untertifaller Architects