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Engineering Mass Timber Buildings Online Seminar Series – Felix Wiesner
June 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
This four-session online seminar introduces the latest developments and innovations in mass timber technology. Global research leaders in the field will discuss recent scientific findings in connections, seismic design, hybrid solution, and fire resistance of mass timber addressing design applications in modern timber structures. Attendees will learn about current advancements in material and technologies, and further integrate them to design-engineering applications. This seminar series is geared towards professional engineers and architects in BC.
The Role of Adhesives for the Fire Safety in Laminated Timber Structures Braces
Dr Felix Wiesner is a Lecturer in Timber Engineering at the University of Queensland and works as part of the Future Timber Hub and the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life. His field of expertise are the critical evaluation of load bearing capacity of building elements in fire and the assessment of safety implications arising from the use of engineered timber as structural members in tall buildings or structures with extraordinary architectural features. He has extensive experience in large scale compartment fire tests to assess the fire dynamics in engineered timber buildings and their structural response.
His research group explores ignition and extinction criteria for flaming and smouldering combustion of timber species and timber products that have been treated to enhance its fire performance or its resistance against biological agents. This work is closely aligned with the consideration of timber use in bushfire prone areas. Throughout his career he has collaborated with both the fire safety engineering and timber industry to deliver joint research projects and consultancies on the appropriate use of novel wood products in the built environment.