12.8.2019-16.8.2019, University of Sydney: DTC and the University of Sydney organize a collaborative workshop on Digital timber construction in August 2019. Timber construction has experienced a rapid, positive development in Australia in recent years. Recently, X-Lam in Wodonga, Victoria opened a state-of-the-art plant for the production of cross laminated timber. Recently, major projects were realised in Australia, such as the International House in Sydney (Tzannes, 2017), currently the world’s tallest timber-framed office building in the world – which we will visit as part of the excursion. Another highlight will be a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, a major shell construction. At the University of Sydney, we will meet Eduardo Oliveira Barata and his Code-to-production class students, with whom we will explore together new opportunities for digital fabrication in timber construction. In particular, full-scale prototypes are to be created. For this purpose, several KUKA robots are available in the “Digital Fabrication Lab” of the Department of Architecture at the University of Sydney.
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TALKS + WORKSHOP CPD | 6 FORMAL CPD POINTS
With its sustainability credentials and fast build times as well as developments in material and construction technologies, timber is enjoying a renaissance. Beautiful, resilient projects of wide ranging scale are emerging across all typologies.
We head to University of Sydney, where we start the day with speakers who will present expert knowledge of timber properties and performance in different environments and at varying scales to help designers understand how to work with its qualities and characteristics to create strong and sustainable buildings.
After Timber Talks, attend a Timber Workshop on Digital Design and Fabrication of Timber Plate structures. This 2-hour course and 1-hour lecture will introduce participants to computational design strategies for cutting-edge timber building technologies, including digital fabrication of integral timber joints and closed loop digital design workflows for timber plate structures.
TIMBER TALKS PROGRAM:
*12:00 – 12:30 – Registration & Lunch
12:30 – 15:30 – Timber Talks
*15:30 – 16:00 – Tea Break
TIMBER WORKSHOP PROGRAM:
16:00 – 18:00 – Timber Workshop
*18:00 – 19:00 – Tea Break
18:30 – 19:30 – Public Lecture
TIMBER TALKS WILL ADDRESS:
The integration of structural concepts into the design process
Current trends in timber design are and what systems are being used
Structural advantages for various building types
Prefabrication, flexibility and builders’ knowledge of how timber frames are assembled
The structural properties of timber, particularly in relation to timber in tension
TIMBER TALKS SPEAKERS:
Nicholas Gurney (architect) and Alex Ognjenovski (builder) – The Yardstix team
Dijana Tasevska – Associate Director – Tzannes
Dr David Fletcher – Timber Development Association
TIMBER WORKSHOP WILL ADDRES:
Participants will develop integrated, closed loop design and fabrication workflows for the production of timber plate structures. This will include:
Introduction to engineered wood products (EWPs), mass timber structures, and CNC timber manufacture.
Parametric design of integral mechanical joints for various types of timber construction.
Calibration of joint parameters to account for critical features such as manufacturing tolerance and mechanical behaviour.
Design workflow for a complex structure using 3D parts and joints, including toolpath generation. Examples will utilise the Rhino/Grasshopper Timber Plate Structures (TPS) Toolbox.
Note: Participants in the workshop arer recommended to have a basic understanding of paramedic design software, e.g Rhino Grasshopper.
TIMBER WORKSHOP SPEAKERS:
Jun.Prof. Dr. Christopher Robeller – TU Kaiserslautern
Eduardo De Oliveira Barata – Associate Lecturer – USYD