Next Generation Timber Products and Systems Seminar and Workshop

Next Generation Timber Products and Systems Seminar and Workshop

Forest and Wood Products Australia, in collaboration with the ARC Centre for Forest Value – (University of Tasmania), Future Timber Hub (University of Queensland), ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (The University of Melbourne), invite you to attend a workshop on Next Generation Timber Products and Systems.

Seminar and workshop program

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Seminar and Workshop details
Date:
Thursday, 13 September
Time: 09:30am – 4:00pm
Venue: Melbourne Business School/ Lecture Theatre 4
Address: 200 Leicester St., Carlton
Audience: Technical Manager, Marketing, Sales, Business Development representatives within the Australian Forest Product industry 
Registration: RSVP by Monday, 10 September. Click here to register
Due to limited seating availability, registrations will be allocated on a first come-first served-basis.

The seminar and workshop topics will revolve around Australia’s R&D capacity to consider future market opportunities, assess risks and threats and address possible solutions.

Hear about the latest research activities from Australian research groups from three states and discuss potential opportunities for collaboration.

Gain an international perspective through the participation of the Swedish industrial graduate school, ProWOOD and Christophe Sigrist, Professor for Timber Engineering and Steel Construction at Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.

ProWOOD (Sweden)

The organisation aims to support innovation and increase the competitiveness of the Swedish wood industry, with focus on industrial product realisation with a practical application in the wood industry. Product realisation refers to the development and manufacturing of physical products, related services, and covers the entire chain from idea to finished product.

Professor Christophe Sigrist (Switzerland)

Professor Sigrist is Professor of Timber and Steel Design at the University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in Biel, Switzerland. He has previously worked at IBOIS, the Institute of Prof. Julius Natterer, as a research fellow in the structural engineering division at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1992, as a structural engineer for the post-tensioning company VSL, belonging to Bouygues today, and head of design in VSL Singapore.

Professor Greg Foliente (University of Melbourne)

Professor Foliente is currently an Enterprise Professor at the Melbourne School of Engineering. For over twenty years, he led and managed a section of CSIRO’s built environment research portfolio, including timber engineering and construction. He has initiated, led or managed major national and international research initiatives related to whole-building performance (including during extreme events), environmental assessment, service-life modelling and reliability-based design. He has also worked in the USA (Virginia Tech and the University of California at Berkeley), Japan (Building Research Institute) and Germany (Fraunhofer WKI and Technische Universitaet Braunschweig). He was the driving force for, and the inaugural coordinator of, the World Conference for Timber Engineering Coordinating Council (WCTE-CC), responsible for the organisation of this world conference series.

Workshop facilitator: Christine Briggs, FWPA, Non-Executive Director

Christine is currently GM Marketing & Business Development with Timberlink Australia, where she is responsible for market positioning and the development and adoption of the strategic direction for the business. She has held senior sales and marketing roles with major Australian timber manufacturing businesses such as CSR, Weyerhaeuser and Gunns. She has also had experience in timber supply chain management and national business management of major retail chain customers such as Bunnings. She also spent some time working and living in the USA, with Weyerhaueser Building Materials during 2003.

Australian Research Groups represented at the workshop

  • ARC Centre for Forest Value – (University of Tasmania) 
    Associate Prof Greg Nolan and Nathan Kotlarewski, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Timber Design and Product Engineering
  • Future (Tall) Timber Hub (University of Queensland) 
    Dilum Fernandes and Joe Gattas
  • ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (The University of Melbourne) 
    Prof Priyan Mendis and Prof Tuan Ngo

The seminar and workshop topics will revolve around Australia’s R&D capacity to consider future market opportunities, assess risks and threats and address possible solutions.

Hear about the latest research activities from Australian research groups from three states and discuss potential opportunities for collaboration.

Gain an international perspective through the participation of the Swedish industrial graduate school, ProWOOD and Christophe Sigrist, Professor for Timber Engineering and Steel Construction at Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.

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