Tasmanian Timber Design Workshop

Explore the latest cutting-edge use of design and construction by experiencing it firsthand in this learning-by-making workshop. Register now and start anytime.

Full workshop: $1,100
Single day: $650
20 hours
Workshop & Online Material

About this course

Timber is now accepted as a key component in low-carbon solutions for multistorey building projects.

The Tasmanian Timber Design Workshop (TTDW) is a two-day intensive professional workshop that allows architects, engineers, builders, and others interested in efficient timber-rich construction to develop their skills and professional networks in a unique, hands-on event.

The TTDW’s program balances presentations from leading timber design specialists and related experts with practical workshop sessions.

The presentation will cover sustainability, design options for timber-rich building and the latest in timber assembly and jointing processes.

Conducted in Architecture and Design’s purpose-built facility, the workshop sessions include structured experiments and a fabricate, make and break event using the latest timber products and connection systems. Access to the latest computer aided design and fabrication technology will be available.

Download the Tasmanian Timber Design Workshop Flyer.

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Who should do this course?

This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn about timber construction and develop confidence and skills in developing low-carbon building and structural solutions. This course is particularly useful for architects, engineers, builders, and timber industry members seeking to increase their building and design skills with renewable materials.

Course Structure

This workshop includes a combination of self-paced online learning, presentations with key industry speakers, and learning-by-making workshop sessions at our facilities at the University of Tasmania's Newnham Campus in Launceston.

There are no formal assignments required for this course and all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. CDP registration with the Australian Institute of Architects and Engineering Australia is being negotiated.

Your access to the online learning material will also remain open for 6 months.

What you will learn

The potential for using timber in architectural and structural design.

Factors influencing the design of timber-rich buildings. This includes environmental, architectural, structural and installation factors.

Efficient timber detailing and specification.

Meet your instructors

Professor Greg Nolan

Professor Gregory Nolan is the TTDW academic lead. Director of the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood and a registered architect, Greg has been active in education and research aimed at improving the use of timber and wood products in sustainable building and recovering the most use from the available forest resource since 1994. Working closely with the building design professions and others, Professor Nolan has published widely on timber in construction, particularly through manuals and design guides.

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