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 Thursday-28Jan or Friday-29Jan coupon code at checkout.
Course Start 22 January 2021 (Online from 5pm)
Workshop Dates 28-29 January 2021
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 Thursday-28Jan or Friday-29Jan coupon code at checkout.

About this course

Timber is now accepted as a key component in low-carbon solutions for multistorey building projects.

The Tasmanian Timber Design Workshop (TTDW) is a two-day intensive professional workshop that allows 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 TTDW’s program balances presentations from leading timber design specialists and related experts with practical workshop sessions.

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

Conducted in Architecture and Design’s purpose-built facility, the workshop sessions include structured experiments and a fabricate, make and break event using the latest timber products and connection systems. Access to the latest computer aided design and fabrication technology 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 Architecture and Design facilities in Inveresk, Launceston.

There are no formal assignments required for this course and all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Your access to the learning material will also remain open for 6 months after registration.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn about timber construction and develop new skills in developing low-carbon building 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 Gregory Nolan is the TTDW 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.