Timber in Construction Materials

GBP

SCI, London, UK
Thursday 19 April 2018
Organised by SCI's Construction Materials Group

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Synopsis

The use of timber as a structural material is not new. It has been used in construction for thousands of years and, arguably, it is our oldest building material. Although essentially made of cellulose, the chemical properties of timber are inherently complex. It is this complexity and variety that gives timber its wide-ranging ability to be used in a seemingly limitless range of structures and end uses. Contemporary construction of large buildings using timber shows a growing interest in the potential of building with timber on a scale that was not previously attainable.

This symposium presents a unique opportunity to learn about timber as a construction material. It will take attendees on a whistle stop tour of the use of timber in construction, focussing on timber as a construction material, the use of timber in historic buildings and modern innovations in changing the chemical properties of timber to improve performance in construction.

Attendees

This seminar will appeal to materials scientists working in the construction industry.

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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Programme

13.30 Registration and refreshments
   
14.00 Welcome and introduction
   
14:05 Introducing timber - a root and branch review
Paul Sharphouse, Principal Technical Consultant (retired), Trada Technology Ltd
   
14:40 Timber - developments, applications and markets
Tim Belden, Post Graduate Researcher (PhD), University of Surrey
   
15:15 Refreshment break
   
15:30 Timber in historic buildings
Dr John Williams, Principal Consultant, RSK Environment Ltd
   
16:05 Panel discussion
   
16.30 Meeting close
   

Organising Committee

David Crofts, SCI / RSK

Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Venue

SCI
14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

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Delegate Fees

Early bird fees before Thursday 8 March 2018

GB£25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member
GB£15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member
GB£15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£35.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

Standard fees after Thursday 8 March 2018

GB£35.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member
GB£21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member
GB£21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£49.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

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