16 June 2021

How timber components are connected

Location: Online
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Organiser: TRADA

The Structural timber engineering series (May – June 2021) includes five sessions and delves into topics including: structural timber products, designing for durability, timber connections, and hybrid construction.

It will be of particular interest to lecturers and practising engineers.


How timber components are connected with Keerthi Ranasinghe, Senior Lecturer, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and Andrew Thomson, Designer / Maker, TRUNK Timberwork.


Connections are absolutely critical to timber engineering. Having discussed the material and its major differences with steel, Keerthi and Andrew take a look at the key connection types available; how to undertake calculations; the major practicalities to consider; and conclude by commenting on which types are best in common situations.

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