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Tall Timber Sustainable Construction post Hackitt

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The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London EC1V 3PS

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Building with timber systems has never been more topical in the UK: as a solution for sustainable construction; as a way of revolutionizing programme velocity, building accuracy and on-site labour requirements; and as a way of creating healthy buildings to live in.

But the new building regulations pose specific challenges for timber structures in residential buildings over 18m high.

Structural engineers are at the heart of providing solutions to allow architects to create the sustainable buildings our cities need.

Hosted by Swedish Wood, this industry workshop is a key event for engineers and architects working with wood, bringing together leading experts from the UK and Sweden to share their knowledge, experience and vision for the future.

The workshop will be chaired by Kirsten Haggart, senior associate of Waugh Thistleton Architects, who will also talk about her experience of building with CLT and new ways to build tall with engineered timber.

Professor Gideon Henderson, chair of the joint report by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society on greenhouse gas removal technologies will set the scene by explaining the importance of low carbon construction technologies to reducing greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.

Robert Schmitz, partner in White Arkitketer, will talk about the challenges of building tall engineered timber buildings in Sweden, including Skellefteå Cultural Centre and hybrid solutions of glulam, CLT, steel etc.

Alan Dowdall, Associate of Ramboll UK, and Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director of Arup UK will talk on buildings they have worked on and the future of CLT and other engineered timber structural solutions.

The workshop will conclude with a discussion with the panel, chaired by Kirsten.

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