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Reaching New Heights With Wood


Wed 14 Sep 2011, 12:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Member: $130.00
  • Non-member: $180.00
  • Student: $57.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: NZ Wood

The NZ Wood Design September seminar series offers the opportunity to learn first-hand from leading international engineering and architectural practitioners of the latest multi-storey timber engineering and design technologies and projects.

Key international speakers:

Dr Paolo Lavisci, Structural engineer from Legnopiὺ consultancy in Prato, Italy
Paolo was a participant in the rebuild of L’Aquila after the earthquake in 2009 and consultant for four eight-storey wooden tower blocks to be built in Milan this year.

Andrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton Architects in the UK
Andrew is from the architecture firm who designed the world’s current tallest wooden residential building – the nine-storey Stadthaus in Murray Grove, London.

Guest speakers:

Robert Finch, Structural Timber Innovation Company (STIC)
This Christchurch seminar also includes guest speaker Robert Finch who will be presenting damage avoidance designs for multi-storey timber buildings.

Team Member, NZ Wood 48-hour Design Challenge team
The key highlights of the supreme-award winning design in the 48-hour design challenge will be discussed by a member of the team. The Christchurch City Council run-competition was aimed at generating innovative design concepts for the Christchurch City Centre, and the team presented their impressive design - utilising the strengths of their key building material – wood.

Christchurch - 9 September, Dunedin - 12 September, Nelson – 13 September, Wellington – 14 September, Auckland – 15 September.

NZRAB, ADNZ, BOINZ CPD points apply. IPENZ CPD points may be allocated.

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