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Engineering Mass Timber Buildings Seminar Series – Andreas Ringhofer

May 25, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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.

From Research to Design – 15 Years Focused on Self-Tapping Screws at The Graz University of Technology

Between 2005 and 2010 Andreas Ringhofer studied Civil Engineering at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz, Austria). Since 2011 he has been an employee of the Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology at TU Graz, where he also finished his PhD about “Axially loaded Self-Tapping Screws in Solid Timber and Laminated Timber Products” in 2017. From this time on he has been the technical manager of the Lignum Test Center (LTC) as the institute’s own laboratory. Thus, he is responsible for the third-party contract research at the institute, where cross laminated timber (CLT) is especially focused on. Besides this function, Andreas’ main research focus is on connection technique with axially loaded fasteners (STS and glued-in rods) where he leads some funded research projects with special regard to hardwood application. In parallel to his scientific career, since 2017 Andreas is a state authorized and court-sworn civil engineer and the CEO of the structural engineering company freiraum ZT gmbh with approx. 10 employees.


May 25, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


604 822-0082