Solid wood is defined as heavy structural timber elements made up by bonding timber lamellas together to form units with known structural characteristics. There are two main solid wood structural solutions – cross laminated timber (CLT) and glued laminated timber (GLT).
CLT is a structural two-way spanning timber panel produced by laminating and finger jointing soft wood timber lamellas at 90° to the layer below. It can be produced with fire resistances of 30, 60 and 90 minutes and can be used to form walls, roof and floor panels as well as shear walls.
GLT, also called glulam, is a type of structural timber product comprising a number of layers of dimensioned timber bonded together with durable, moisture-resistant structural adhesives. These structural members are used as vertical columns or horizontal beams, as well as curved, arched shapes.
The construction industry needs to develop better buildings at a rapid pace and solid wood structural systems provide the sustainable solution. Delivering speed strength and sustainability – timber is one of the fastest growing modern methods of construction and this event is designed to inspire through innovation.
Solid Wood Solutions is designed to showcase the very best in engineered timber and create a platform for the industry’s innovators to present some of the most prestigious projects in the UK and in Europe.
Engineered timber is one of the fastest growing modern methods of construction and this event is designed to inspire through innovation.
The event includes a focused exhibition of circa 25-30 companies from within the CLT and glulam technology sector plus complementary solutions such as SIPS and cladding/fenestration solutions with a conference of approximately 200 delegates.
As sustainability and offsite construction are high on the building agenda – this is the essential event to learn first-hand from the timber industry leaders and innovators. Wood may be one of the world’s oldest building materials and this is an outstanding opportunity to discover why it is now the most advanced.
Traditionally these events have always been held back to back and now the date has become available at the Inmarsat Conference Centre, organisers have been able to reschedule. It is the first time in the events five year history that it will be held in London and by moving Solid Wood Solutions to a London venue, organisers expect this to be a sell-out event.
Speakers for the event include:
Andy Boutle BIM, Manager at Kier Construction – Student Accommodation in UEA Norwich – First Project to be Fully BIM Level 2 Compliant
Tim Snelson, Associate Director at Arup Associates –Timber in Commercial Offices
Simon Brambles, Architect at 3D Reid – Taplow Retail Park
Andrew Waugh, Founding Director of Waugh Thistleton Architects – Housing Large – Timber Systems in Medium Rise Application
Alex Smith, Associate at HawkinsBrown – 17-21 Wenlock Road – Building a 10 Storey CLT/Hybrid structure in London
Kate Edmondson, Architect at Penoyre & Prasad LLP –Case Study on Middle Row Primary School
Solid Wood Solutions conference programme has been created to appeal to range of construction professionals including: architects, specifiers, energy consultants and engineers, delivery partners, main contractors, specialist sub-contractors, project managers and building technology providers.
Tickets are just £95 VAT
Link to book for the SolidWood Solutions Event
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