Key Information

Course Price
Full workshop: $1,100
Single day: $650*  To register your attendance for a single day of the workshop, apply either the Wed-9Feb or Fri-10Feb coupon code at checkout.

*Full time tertiary student pricing (of $250) as well as group pricing available on application. Please contact short.course@utas.edu.au
Course Start 13 April 2022 (Online from 5pm)
Workshop Dates 20 - 21 April 2022
Delivery Workshop & Online Material
Learning hours 20 hours
Registrations Open

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To register your attendance for a single day of the workshop, apply either the Wed-9Feb or Fri-10Feb coupon code at checkout.

*Full time tertiary student pricing (of $250) as well as group pricing available on application. Please contact short.course@utas.edu.au

About this course

The Australian Timber Design Workshop (ATDW) is a two-day intensive professional development opportunity for 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 ATDW’s program balances presentations from leading timber design specialists and related experts with practical workshop and testing sessions.

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

The workshop sessions include structured testing and a fabricate, make and break event using the latest timber products and connection systems. Access to large scale element assembly and testing equipment will be available.

How you will learn

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 (to August 2022).

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.

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; and

  • Efficient timber detailing and specification.

Gregory Nolan

Professor

Professor Gregory Nolan is the ATDW 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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