Timber Basics: Application, Durability & Use Online Training Course
Tuesday 18 August 2020
Webinar via Zoom platform
All building professionals – architects, building designers, engineers, builders and certifiers – should have an understanding of the properties of wood as a resource and how these impacts its use as a building material. Timber Queensland has developed a new online course to provide a deeper understanding of timber application, specification and durability considerations.
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This online course has been developed to give a basic understanding of timber application, specification and durability considerations for designers, specifiers and end-users of timber. Participants will gain an understanding of the properties of wood as a resource and how this impacts its use as a building material.
This online training course will take place over 3 sessions via the Zoom webinar platform:
Tuesday 18 August 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Tuesday 25 August 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Tuesday 1 September 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
A maximum of 60 participants will be taken per course to ensure an interactive group learning environment.
Timber Queensland members who wish to register for this online training course for free can email Sarah Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org who will personally book you in.
After registering, Timber Queensland will send through a confirmation email with webinar details and links.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Understand tree growth and the properties of wood structure which affect its processing and end-use.
Learn to specify timber and wood products, including the basics of timber grading (structural stress grading and non-structural grades).
Study specification considerations like moisture content, movement and shrinkage, and species selection.
Evaluate how to maximise timber’s performance in any given application.
Gain an understanding of hazard levels and factors which may limit timber’s durability performance.
Hear about preservative treatments and how to specify these systems.
Session 1 - Introduction & Wood Basics: Terminology & Properties
Tuesday 18 August 11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Presenter: Colin MacKenzie
Learning Objectives: Participants will be given a short introductory overview of timber as a resource, including tree growth and wood structure. This session will provide an understanding of wood and the properties which affect processing and end-use. Participants will gain an understanding of the essential properties of wood and commercial timber product types.
Session 2 - Timber Application & Specification
Tuesday 25 August 11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Presenter: Lex Somerville
Learning Objectives: This session will cover timber grading (structural stress grading and non-structural grades), moisture content, movement and shrinkage, and other specification considerations such as species selection. Participants will learn to specify timber and wood products.
Session 3 - Durability & Treatment Systems
Tuesday 1 September 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
Presenter: Colin MacKenzie
Learning Objectives: This session will provide an overview of maximising timber’s performance in any given application. Participants will gain an understanding of hazard levels and factors which may limit timber’s durability performance, as well as learning about different preservative treatments and how to specify these systems to guarantee prolonged building service life.
Colin MacKenzie RPEQ
Colin has over 40 years experience in all facets of timber and wood products design, use and application, particularly where used in building and construction. His expertise has been developed form early days employed as a Technical Officer with CSIRO Divisions of Forest Products and Division of Building Research through to more recent times as Technical Director (TRADAC) and then Manager, Timber Application and Use (Timber Queensland).
Lex Somerville (Reg Builder)
Lex has over 40 years of experience in the construction and building materials industry. His hands-on experience as a building contractor contributed to his success as a Technical Consultant with the Timber Research & Development Council. Today Lex works as a consultant conducting inspections for a range of clients including TQ, the James Cook Cyclone Testing Station and a range of other associations and certifiers.
Terms & Conditions - Payment, Bookings & Cancellation
All registrations must be paid in full 10 days before the event. If you are unable to attend this event we will provide a 100% refund up to 7 days prior to event and a 50% refund after that. Notification of cancellation must be received in writing.
Sessions are not separately bookable or transferable to different staff members. One registration per person is required, and includes all 3 webinar sessions.
Friday 7 August
This event qualifies attendees for CPD Points.
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