Timber continues to be the preeminent material in residential design and construction However, appropriate design and specification are critical in delivering innovative, effective and cost-efficient residential construction solutions. Wood Solutions presents a seminar that focuses on key considerations for providing clear and practical illustrations of best practices and processes.

This seminar brings together a selection of leading industry experts in this field to present, discuss and showcase:

– Innovative and creative architectural design
– Practical and efficient structural detailing and supply
– Sustainability, and passive house design with timber
– Timber flooring specification and installation, and
– External timber use – specifying correctly for longevity.

An update will also be provided on the WoodSolutions program and the suite of support resources now available to building professionals.


Welcome & Wood Solutions Update – Alastair Woodard, WoodSolutions
Creative and Innovative Residential Timber Design – Diego Bekinschtein, Senior Associate with John Wardle Architects
Efficient Residential Structural Design and Supply Specification – Robert Tan, Technical Manager with MiTek
Sustainable Building Design with Timber – What Does It Really Mean? – Sven Maxa, Director of Maxa Design
Timber Flooring – Specification & Installation to Meet Client Expectations – Dave Hayward, the Australian Timber Flooring Association’s
Using Timber Externally – Australian Hardwoods, a Great Local Choice – Chris McEvoy, Managing Director of Radial Timbers

Date: 24 Thursday August 2017
Venue: Library at the Dock, Docklands
Time: 12.15 pm registration, for 12.30 – 5.00pm
CPD: 4.0 Informal CPD points available for attendance.
Cost: Free for all design and building professionals