building with wood THE ROLE OF TIMBER IN IMPROVING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 18 September 2007 10am - 4.30pm The University of Exeter Devon
Maggie’s Centre, Dundee, Scotland
CPD: This event may be accepted as five hours towards your CPD requirements
THIS EVENT IS ENDORSED BY
an unmissable conference There is a growing interest in increasing the use of timber in new built structures. Timber’s low embodied energy and the fact it is a renewable resource are important benefits in a world where sustainability and carbon emissions are more important by the day. What’s more, wood also looks, smells and feels good. There is a great deal of creative and technical innovation in the use of timber in buildings from the construction of striking modern timber buildings to the manufacture and use of new timber construction materials and products that can reduce build times while increasing the sustainability of the finished structures. The conference will start with a series of presentations from the people behind some of Europe’s most stunning timber buildings, demonstrating how the use of timber in buildings is evolving in ways that are both very exciting and highly efficient. It will finish with an interactive session focusing on a vision for the future for timber use in the region and further afield, kicked-off by an inspiring and thought-provoking presentation by acclaimed award-winning designer Wayne Hemingway. This session will allow delegates to engage with some of the day’s speakers and put forward their own experiences of the challenges and solutions to using more timber in building. In between delegates will be able to choose from a wide selection of CPD seminars covering issues such as design, procurement and sourcing, affordable housing, the latest engineered timber products, sustainability and zero carbon buildings and the quality and quantity of timber available in the South West. The conference will also include a range of exhibitors, covering timber framing, wood energy, timber flooring, doors and windows, timber cladding and shingles, engineered timber products such as glulam and SIPS, timber
producers and millers, architects and designers and sustainable construction, as well as an exhibition of the twelve most inspirational timber buildings in Europe. This conference will both inspire and inform delegates – clearly showing how timber can be used to deliver modern buildings that are strikingly beautiful in appearance and highly efficient in performance. If you’re involved in designing, specifying, constructing or refurbishing buildings, this conference is not to be missed. This conference will be of interest to: • Architects and designers • Quantity Surveyors and specifiers • Builders and Developers • Clients and commissioners • Politicians and Councillors • Local authority officers • Structural engineers and other building professionals • Housing enablers
Downland Gridshell, Weald & Downland Museum, Sussex, UK PHOTO: Courtesy of Weald & Downland Museum
speakers and programme 9.30 Registration 10.00 Welcome from our Sponsors Dr. James Pendlebury, Head of Specialist Advisors, Forestry Commission 10.10 Chair’s Introduction Ruth Slavid, Online & Special-Projects Editor of The Architects’ Journal
Europe’s most stunning timber buildings
1.30 A. B. C. E. F.
CPD Seminars Inspirational Design Practical issues for Architects Zero Carbon Buildings Wood Energy Timber Industry Research
See next page for seminar choices. 3.00
Tea and coffee
A Vision for the Future An interactive session focusing on a vision for the future for timber use in the region, kicked-off by award-winning designer Wayne Hemingway, Co-founder of Hemingway Design and Chair of Building for Life
11.10 Tea and coffee
Chair’s closing remarks
11.40 Berne Station, Switzerland Beat Mathys, Partner, Smarch Architects
10.15 The Downland Gridshell, UK John Romer, DfES Representative, Edward Cullinan Architects and Oliver Kelly, Buro Happold Engineers 10.45 Kingsdale School, UK Alex de Rijke, Director, dRMM Architects
12.05 Wood Works – 13 years of Wood Studio, Finland Pekka Heikinnen, Director, Helsinki University of Technology
There should be an opportunity for questions at the end of each presentation.
Wave for Berne, Westgare Main Station, Berne, Switzerland PHOTO: Beat Mathys
Lookout Tower, Korkeasaari Zoo, Helsinki, Finland PHOTO: HUT Department of Architecture Photolab
CPD seminars 1.30 - 3.00 A. Inspirational Design
Zero Carbon Buildings
Timber Industry Research
Chair: Ed Suttie, Director, BRE
What do we know about the timber resource in the south west region? Justin Gilbert, Forestry Commission, Northern Research Station
Chair: Ruth Slavid, Online & Special-Projects Editor of The Architects’ Journal
Chair: Gareth Walton, Director, Devon Sustainable Building Initiative (DSBI)
Inspirational designs for the self-builder Bill Flinn, Greenheart Design and Build Partnership
Towards a zero carbon house Stuart Edwards, Technical Director, Stewart Milne
A new generation of affordable homes from timber Paul Nielson, General Practioner, Evolution Housing
“I like the floors” - How the experience of wood can promote the sustainability agenda John Blewitt, Director of Professional Development and Innovation, University of Exeter
Practical issues for Architects
Chair: Andrew Abbott, CEO, TRADA
Solid wood panel construction Jonathan Fovargue, Director, Eurban
Innovative timber structure: for a true substainable development! Jean Luc-Sandoz, Dr in Sciences and Technology, EPFL, Switzerland. Timber Engineer and Managing Director CBS-CBT Group
Timber cladding and shingles Ivor Davies, Research Fellow, Centre for Timber Engineering, Napier University
The key role for timber in achieving a ‘Zero Carbon Footprint’ Nick James, Senior Architect, White Design The 40% House Gavin Killip, Senior Researcher, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University
Chair: Anna Halcro-Johnston, Technology Projects Manager, Regen SW
Woodchip and pellet – the solution... Sam Whatmore, Managing Director, Forest Fuels
The hard won path to success - case studies from the south west David Clubb, Senior Project Manager, Centre for Sustainable Energy
The challenge of stress grading Chris Holland, Senior Consultant, BRE Innovation and adding value through re-engineering Geoff Cooper, Senior Consultant, BRE
The Bridge at Kjearra, Norway PHOTO: Taufik Kenan
Delivering wood heat in practice Chris Miles, Managing Director, Econergy North Rhine Westphalia Representatives Hall, Berlin, Germany PHOTO: Lisbeth Michelsen
All photographs are of buildings featured in CCANW’s exhibition - ‘Inspiring Futures: European Timber Architecture for the 21st Century’, which will be shown at the Conference.
booking form Book by completing this form or online at www.woodfairsouthwest.co.uk Please book place(s) for the Building with Wood Conference Cost per person: £150 + VAT = £176.25 I enclose a cheque for £ made payable to: Devon County Council Please send me an invoice for £ Name(s) and Job Title(s):
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building with wood THE ROLE OF TIMBER IN IMPROVING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Organised by the Woodfair South West Partnership in conjunction with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, both supported by funding from the South West Woodland Renaissance Scheme. Valuable support was provided by the Devon Sustainable Building Initiative (DSBI), the Devon Strategic Housing Group and representatives from the architects and building industries.
Getting to the conference
The organisers encourage you, where possible, to travel to this event by public transport, although we recognise this can be difficult in some situations. Exeter is well served by trains with regular services from Cornwall, London & the North as well as from local destinations such as Paignton, Torbay and Exmouth. The conference venue is approximately 15 minutes walk from Exeter St. Davidâ€™s or approximately 5 minutes by taxi. Taxis are available at the station. Full travel details, including more information about public transport options, will be sent to delegates prior to the conference.
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